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Georgia executes woman convicted in husband's death; 1st woman executed in state in 70 years

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:41pm

ATLANTA -- After several last ditch efforts to keep their client alive, Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner died by lethal injection of pentobarbital Wednesday at 12:21 a.m. at the state prison in Jackson. She was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. She conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.

Gissendaner was the first woman executed in the state in 70 years.

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