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Woman to be executed for murder

Published 29/01/2013 | 05:00

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A TEXAS woman convicted of the gruesome murder and robbery of her neighbour, a retired 71-year-old college professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the US since 2010.

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A Dallas County jury already found former nursing home therapist Kimberly McCarthy pictured, guilty of the 1997 killing when evidence at the punishment phase of her trial tied her to two similar murders a decade earlier.

Jurors decided McCarthy should die. Her execution, set for this evening, would be the first since a Virginia inmate, Teresa Lewis, became the 12th woman put to death since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume.

Irish Independent

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