Virginia Readying To Execute Woman For First Time In 98 Years

Posted by | September 22, 2010 14:45 | Filed under: Top Stories

Conservatives don’t like the government running (or doing) anything, but that doesn’t extend to killing people by either wars or executions.  Virginia is planning to execute Teresa Lewis by lethal injection Thursday.  Lewis pleaded guilty to hiring two people to kill her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy.

Rodney Fuller and Lewis’ lover, Matthew Shallenberger, entered her home on Oct. 30, 2002, and fatally shot Julian Clifton, Jr., 51, and Charles Lewis, 25. Teresa then rummaged through her husband’s pockets for money while he was dying. She also waited nearly an hour before calling 911. The triggermen were sentenced to life for the slayings, The New York Daily News reported; however, Shallenberger committed suicide in prison in 2006.

The last execution of a woman in Virginia was in 1913.  Eleven women have been executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1996.

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