US Supreme Court allows execution of Virginia woman

BBC News

The US Supreme Court has refused to halt the Virginia execution of a woman who admitted conspiring to kill her husband and stepson.

On Thursday Teresa Lewis, 41, is set to become the first woman to be executed in the US for five years and in Virginia since 1912.

Lewis, said to have learning difficulties, left a door unlocked at the family home so gunmen could enter.

The two gunmen who carried out the 2002 killings received life sentences.

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