Friday, 24 September 2010
Theresa Lewis Execution
The Nonsuch Amnesty Society considered the case of Theresa Lewis on Thursday. Lewis was was executed by the state of Virginia 12 hours later as no clemency was granted by her last remaining hope, Governor Bob McDonnell. Lewis' crime was the planning of the murder of her husband and stepson with the crimes carried out by her 22 year old boyfriend and his friend. Both killers received life sentences whilst Lewis received the death penalty. She was the first women executed by Virginia since 1912.
For an interesting take on the execution see the state's largest newspaper's reporting of the story here and compare it with the British perspective here.