Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Should the Bristol mom who killed her son get the death penalty?

This article in the Roanoke paper considers whether the death penalty should be sought against the Bristol, Virginia, woman who killed her young son a few weeks ago.

The article concludes:

"Virginia hasn't executed a woman since 1912, though a Pittsylvania County woman, Teresa Lewis, received a death sentence in 2003 for hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson so she could collect insurance money. She is the first woman on death row in Virginia since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1976."

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