Georgia executes its only woman on death row

Kelly Renee GissendanerKelly Renee Gissendaner

The state of Georgia on Tuesday executed the only woman on death row in the state.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner was executed for her role in the Feb. 7, 1997, death of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Officials delayed the March execution at the 11th hour after the drug to be used appeared to be cloudy.

Gissendaner was convicted on Nov. 18, 1999, and sentenced to death the following day. A co-defendant, Gregory Bruce Owen, pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.

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