Kelly Renee Gissendaner (March 8, 1968 – September 30, 2015.
Kelly was an American woman who was convicted of orchestrating the murder of her husband, Douglas, in 1997.
She was the only woman on death row in Georgia.
Her execution was originally scheduled for March 2, 2015, but was postponed because the drug to be used in her injection had become “cloudy”.
Kelly was scheduled to be executed on September 29, 2015, at 7 p.m. EST, but the execution was delayed.
Although Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, on behalf of Pope Francis urged the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare Gissendaner’s life, the board declined to commute her sentence on September 29, and she was executed shortly after midnight.
Kelly was the first woman to be executed by the state of Georgia since 1945.