ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for the only woman on Georgia's death row are asking the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to have her sentence changed to life in prison.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set for execution at 7 p.m. Monday at the state prison in Jackson. Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. Prosecutors said she plotted his death with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen.
Gissendaner's lawyers note that the parole board heard during a clemency hearing last week from many people testifying about Gissendaner's faith and remorse. But, her lawyers argue, the board did not hear from many Department of Corrections employees whose perspective "would have left no doubt that a grant of clemency is supported in this case."
Those employees, Gissendaner's lawyers say, were hesitant to testify.