CBS: Georgia Executes First Woman in 70 Years Despite Pope Francis’ Appeal

The Vatican sent an appeal on behalf of Pope Francis, asking for her death sentence to be commuted

Georgia executes woman despite appeal from Pope Francis (CBS News

Kelly Gissendaner is the first woman in the state to be put to death in 70 years. The Vatican sent an appeal on behalf of Pope Francis, asking for her death sentence to be commuted, but Gissendaner was still given a lethal injection. Mark Strassmann reports outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia

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