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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Judge Dismisses Kelly Gissendaner's Aborted Execution Lawsuit

Kelly Gissendaner
Kelly Gissendaner
Kelly Gissendaner, convicted in the murder of her husband in Gwinnett, was to die March 2, but 'cloudy' lethal drug forced postponement.

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Georgia death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner, who claimed she was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment on the day of her postponed execution.

The March 2 execution was postponed indefinitely when authorities found a cloudy appearance in the drug to be used for the lethal injection.

According to media reports, the lawsuit was dismissed Monday by U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash, who said Gissendaner failed to show her Eighth Amendment rights had been violated.

Gissendaner, Georgia’s only woman on death row, was sentenced to die for masterminding the 1997 murder of her husband in Gwinnett County.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the suit dismissal clears the way for the state to re-schedule Gissendaner’s execution. There was no word on when that might be.

Source: Dacula Patch, August 11, 2015

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