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Texas executes woman after Supreme Court denies last-minute appeal
Texas executes woman after Supreme Court denies last-minute appeal

Lisa Coleman, a 38-year-old Texas woman convicted of torturing and starving to death a friend’s 9-year-old son, was executed Wednesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court denied her last-minute appeal.  Coleman was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. Central time, Texas officials said.  Her last words included, “I just want to tell my family I love them, my son, I love him.  The girls on the row I love them and keep their heads up....  I’m done.”  She was the ninth person, and the second woman, to be executed in Texas this year. In July 2004, Coleman was living in a Texas apartment with a friend, Marcella Williams, and her son, Davontae...

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