US woman executed in Georgia, despite papal appeal: official

September 30, 2015 4:23 AM

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US woman executed in Georgia, despite papal appeal: official

Washington: The US state of Georgia executed its first woman in 70 years early Wednesday, despite an appeal for clemency by Pope Francis.

Kelly Gissendaner, 47, made a statement and requested a prayer before she was put to death by lethal injection after a flurry of last minute appeals.

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