Teresa Lewis, RIP

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The New York Daily News reports:

Teresa Lewis died by lethal injection on Thursday night, the first woman in Virginia to be executed in nearly a century.

Lewis was prounounced dead at 9:13 p.m. as a small crowd of supporters stood outside in protest.

Though lawyers for Lewis waged a public campaign for the Gov. of Virginia to intervene, there was no 11th hour reprieve for the 41-year-old woman, who was sentenced to death for plotting the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson.

Lewis reportedly spent her last day meeting with her immediate family, a spiritual adviser, and supporters at the prison where she was executed.

For her last supper, she requested a meal of fried chicken breasts, peas with butter, a slice of German cake or a piece of apple pie, and a Dr. Pepper, according to SkyNews.

And so a woman with the IQ of 72 is killed by Virginia, and those who actually fired the shots that resulted in the double murders received life sentences.

If this is justice, the law is an ass.

simulposted at The Dream Antilles and Stars Hollow Gazette and dailyKos


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    • davidseth on September 24, 2010 at 04:16

    We’re going to have disgraces like this as long as there is a death penalty.

    Thanks for reading.

  1. 18 years and 8 months.

  2. law is a breeding gound for strutting, show asses.  

    • Edger on September 24, 2010 at 16:16
  3. One would think the defense could prove that a person of this purported IQ had genuine observable brain dysfunction and therefore should not be held to the same standards as a person with “normal” faculties.

    Either she didn’t have the IQ claimed by the defense, or the defense did a piss poor job of getting her medically analyzed.

    With the right proof, maybe this would not have happened.

    Really sad day for the legal community.

    • pfiore8 on September 26, 2010 at 12:21

    the only thing for me is this: the state should NOT be allowed to murder prisoners.

    keep it simple. when we drag in all other elements, then it gets murky.

    hello david.

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