Execution of Georgia's only female death row inmate postponed - CBS46 News

Execution of Georgia's only female death row inmate postponed

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ATLANTA (CBS46/AP) -

The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row that was scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is now scheduled to die at 7 p.m. on March 2, at the state prison in Jackson.

The execution was postponed because of weather.

A clemency hearing was held Tuesday, but the State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency Wednesday morning.

Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Prosecutors said she plotted with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to kill her husband.

Owen pleaded guilty and received a life prison sentence. A jury convicted Gissendaner and sentenced her to death in 1998.

She'll be the first woman executed in Georgia since 1945.

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