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Posted at 6:37 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Va. gov. won't spare condemned woman

By Maria Glod

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) said in a statement Friday evening that he would not spare the life of a 41-year-old mother and grandmother who is set to become the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century.

Teresa Lewis, who conspired with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson, is scheduled to be killed by injection Thursday in Virginia’s death chamber. Only intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court now can save her life.

By Maria Glod  | September 17, 2010; 6:37 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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I feel sick. Shame on my state for electing this governor who would have a low-IQ person executed, while the men who actually performed the murder got life sentences.

Posted by: hitpoints | September 17, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

I am disgusted by Robert McDonnell's hypocrisy and inability do 'the right thing.' Virginia is better than this....or is it?

Posted by: philvollman | September 17, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Just because a convicted murderer has a slightly lower IQ doesn't mean they are mentally deficient. In the case of Teresa Lewis she was and is aware of her felonious actions and more than deserves to be executed. Its good to see that VA has a governor who has the acumen to see past Lewises false act of mental illness and is professional enough to see that justice is served in the form of execution for this despicable murderer. Hooray for Gov McDonnell.

Posted by: Kansas_Conservative | September 19, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

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