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  • 9/25/2010

US executes mentally ill woman

teresa lewis

Despite international protests, the 41-year old American woman, Teresa Lewis, was executed.

According to Ahl-ul-Bayt (A.s) News Agency – ABNA.ir – Teresa Lewis diagnosed with borderline mental retardation has been executed in Virginia by lethal injection on Thursday, 9 p.m. local time.

Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court turned down her appeal for a stay of execution despite doctors repeatedly saying that she was not smart enough to have masterminded the murders.

Lewis had admitted to hiring two accomplices. She, however, had insisted that she did not pull the trigger. Lewis' lawyers had revealed evidence that showed one of the gunmen had masterminded the plot. The two men received life sentences.

Thousands had pled for her execution to be canceled but the US Supreme Court and Virginian Governor Bob McDonnell refused to cancel the execution.

Source: abna.ir

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