There are 52 women on death row in U.S

There are 52 women on death row in U.S

Five Corners : WA : USA | Sep 24, 2010 at 9:43 PM PDT
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Pope seeks clemency for condemned inmate

At least 52 women are now on death row in U.S. prisons, after the execution of a mentally retarded in Virginia.Despite appeals for clemency, Teresa Lewis, 41, was administered at 9:13 pm lethal injection yesterday at the Greensville Correctional Center, located in the area of Jarratt, Virginia .Lewis, who also suffered from a borderline personality disorder and had been diagnosed with the intellectual capacity of a 13 years old, was convicted of conspiring with her lover to kill her husband and stepson, October 30, 2002 .With crime attempted to charge $ 250 000 for an insurance policy.On August 25, his lawyers requested an "executive clemency" to the governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, but the contest for clemency in a statement issued on 17 September.

Four days later, the Supreme Court also rejected a similar request.Lewis became the twelfth woman to suffer the death penalty in the country since it was restored in 1976.But it was the first in Virginia in nearly a century after Virginia Christian, 17-year-old black woman name Virginia Christian was sent to the electric chair for choked her boss.

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The oldest death row inmate in the United States, a 94-year-old convicted double murderer, has died of natural causes
The oldest death row inmate in the United States, a 94-year-old convicted double murderer, has died of natural causes
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      The Hindu
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