September 29th, 2015 16:38 EST
Justice Demands That Georgia Execute Kelly Renee Gissendaner Without Further Delay!
"Georgia`s parole board declined Tuesday to commute the death sentence of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, even after Pope Francis called for a halt to her execution.
Gissendaner, a mother of three who was sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of her husband at the hands of her lover, is set to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. ET.
Pope Francis, who called for a ban on the death penalty during his visit to the United States last week, asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare her life, through a letter written by a local archbishop.
Shortly after the letter was made public, the parole board announced its decision to let its original denial of clemency, voted on in February, stand. "
Prisoners on death row often become a cause celebre, and you can always count on clueless celebrities, craven politicians and even distinguished religious leaders to plead for clemency.
Gissendaner is a run-of-the-mill murderess, and she doesn`t deserve clemency or sympathy, but she has definitely earned an appointment with death.
If everything goes according to plan Gissendaner will be the first woman executed by the state of Georgia in seven decades. Hundreds of women in Georgia have committed murder in the last seven decades; it`s a travesty of justice that the death penalty is so rarely employed.
The Pope has exercised his religious duty by calling for clemency, and an outraged citizenry sick to death of the spiraling crime rate must demand that this woman be executed without further delay.
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