Sept. execution set for Va. woman
A September execution has been set for Virginia's only woman on death row.
A Pittsylvania County Circuit judge set a Sept. 23 execution for 40-year-old Teresa Lewis on Thursday.
Lewis was sentenced to death for plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she could collect a $250,000 life insurance policy.
Prosecutors said Lewis used sexual favors and manipulation to persuade two men to kill her husband, Julian Clifton Lewis Jr., and stepson Charles J. Lewis.
The gunmen were sentenced to life in prison. One committed suicide in 2006.
Lewis would be the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years. She would be the first woman put to death in the U.S. since 2005, when Frances Newton died by injection in Texas.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post Editors
July 29, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
Categories: Death Penalty , From the Courthouse , Homicide , Updates , Virginia
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