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Execution of Georgia's only woman on death row halted

  • Georgia has halted the execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, a woman on death row in the US state, following problems with the drugs that were to be used for the lethal injection.

    Gissendaner, 46, convicted for murdering her husband in 1997, would be the first female convict executed in Georgia in seven decades.

    A spokesperson for the state’s department of corrections said that while checks were being carried out on the drugs, they “appeared cloudy”, leading to the postponing of the execution.

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