Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sociological Stuff: Teresa Lewis Killed At Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, VA

Teresa Lewis, 41, died by injection at 9:13 p.m. Thursday, Virginia correctional authorities said.  She was the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century.  Supporters and relatives of the victims watched her execution.
Lewis apppeared tearful, her jaw clenched, as she was escorted into the death chamber.  She glanced tensely around at the 14 assembled corrections officials before being bound to a gurney with heavy leather straps.
Then, as the drugs flowed into her body her feet bobbed, but she otherwise remained motionless.  A guard tapped her on her shoulder reassuringly as she slipped into death.
Ms. Lewis had an Intelligence Quotient of 70 as tested by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  May she rest in peace.
Facts reported by the New York Times at 10:07 p.m. EDT September 23, 2010.

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