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Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Gov. asked to reconsider death sentence

By Washington Post editors

Lawyers for a 41-year-old woman set to be executed this week have asked Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell to reconsider his decision not to intervene in her case, the Virginia Politics blog reports.

Teresa Lewis, who conspired with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection Thursday in Virginia's death chamber. Her appeal is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

McDonnell said Friday that he will not spare the life of Lewis, who is set to become the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century.

Check out the blog for more details.

By Washington Post editors  | September 20, 2010; 12:58 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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