Gissendaner executed

Before the drugs that were to kill her were administered, Kelly Gissendaner asked her lawyer to be sure her children knew that she left this world singing "Amazing Grace."

She cried and sang with joy until the powerful sedative took over and she closed her eyes.

Then she drifted off and minutes later died, punishment for her part in the murder of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner, in 1997.

For the next few minutes, the only sounds were sobs from one of her attorneys.

Two doctors checked her for signs of life and nodded to the warden that she was dead.

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And it was then that warden Bruce Chatman announced to witnesses that it was done.

“The court-ordered execution of Kelly Rene Gissendaner was carried out,” he said before the curtains on the window to the death chamber were drawn.

More of the story is available here.

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