Ahead of winter storm, US state delays woman’s execution

The state of Georgia on Wednesday delayed the execution of its only female death row inmate, ahead of a winter storm forecast to hit many areas with heavy snow. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, had been scheduled for execution at 7 pm The execution has been reset for Monday, according to a Department of Corrections statement. The execution was rescheduled because of winter weather and associated scheduling issues, department spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan wrote in an email. A winter storm was is forecast to hit parts of Georgia on Wednesday afternoon, closing schools and offices and prompting warnings about roads. A review of department records indicates this is the first time Georgia has delayed an execution because of weather, Hogan wrote.

via ynetnews.com

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