US woman Teresa Lewis executed for family murders Teresa Lewis died by lethal injection in Jarratt, Virginia

 BBC News

A 41-year-old woman who conspired to murder her husband and stepson has been executed in the US state of Virginia.

Teresa Lewis was the first woman to be put to death in the US for five years and in Virginia since 1912.

Lewis, who had learning difficulties, used sex and cash to persuade hitmen to kill her family in 2002.

The US Supreme Court and Virginia’s governor refused to stop her execution, which took place at 2100 (0100 GMT) at Greensville Correctional Center.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11401164

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