Death penalty opponents said Thursday that this week’s votes putting Connecticut on track to become the 17th state to abandon capital punishment shows that the long campaign against the death penalty is gaining serious momentum.
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USA: Halt the Execution of Kelly Gissendaner (UA 197/15)
Kelly Gissendaner, a 47-year-old woman, is due to be executed in Georgia on 29 September. She was convicted in 1998 of the murder of her husband, Douglas, in 1997. She has accepted responsibility for her role in the crime. Her co-defendant, who actually killed Douglas Gissendaner, is serving a life sentence.
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