US woman executed by lethal injection
September 18 , 2014
Lisa Coleman was given a lethal injection on Wednesday in Texas, making her the 15th American woman to be executed in less than 40 years.
The 38-year-old was convicted for her role in starving her partner’s son to death and torturing the nine-year-old. Her final appeal for a stay was rejected by the country's Supreme Court.
Around 1,400 people have been executed in America since 1976, the year when capital punishment got reinstated.