New execution date set for only woman on Georgia’s death row
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Corrections has set a new execution date for the only woman on the state’s death row.
The department said in a statement Monday that Commissioner Homer Bryson has set Kelly Renee Gissendaner’s execution for Sept. 29 at the state prison in Jackson. Gissendaner would be the first woman to be executed in the state in seven decades.
Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. Prosecutors say she conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.
Gissendaner was previously scheduled for execution in February, but that was delayed because of a threat of winter weather. Execution drugs proved cloudy and it was postponed again after March 2.