Execution date set for Kelly Gissendaner

An execution warrant was signed Friday, setting the execution of Kelly Gissendaner for the week that begins Sept. 29.

According to the warrant signed by Chief Judge Melodie Snell Conner, Gissendaner is to be put to death between noon Sept. 29 and noon Oct. 6 for the 1997 death of her husband Doug Gissendaner.

The Department of Corrections sets the specific time and day the execution will be carried out. Usually, it’s at 7 p.m. one the first day of the seven-day window, which would be Sept. 29.

Gissendaner persuaded her boyfriend to kill her husband. Though she did not carry out the crime, she was convicted of his murder and sentenced to die.

If she is put to death, Gissendaner will be the first woman Georgia has executed since 1945.

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