Georgia executes woman on death row in Jackson

JACKSON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia executed Kelly Gissendaner Wednesday at 12:21 a.m.

She died at a state prison in Jackson.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied Gissendaner’s third appeal for a stay of execution.

A stay of execution tells the court to temporarily suspend whatever order it’s making a decision on.

The Supreme Court of Georgia also denied a stay of execution for Gissendaner.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles also denied her bid for clemency, which is an act of leniency or a pardon by the Governor or President.

Gissendaner was scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classifications Prison in Jackson. 

Georgia Department of Corrections Officials said Gissendaner was convicted in 1998 for the murder of her husband.

Her execution has been postponed twice.

Gissendaner is Georgia’s 35th inmate put to death by lethal injection. 

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