Execution Set for Kelly Gissendaner; Family Speaks Out

- The date and time for the execution of convicted murderer Kelly Renee Gissendaner has been set. The Georgia Department of Corrections announced Monday she's scheduled to die September 29th at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. 

Gissendaner was convicted of plotting the murder of her husband, Douglas in 1997. She was accused of hiring her boyfriend to kill her husband.  Her execution had been postponed two times previously--once in February due to a winter storm and then again in March, over concerns about the lethal injection drug.   

If executed, Gissender would be the first woman to be put to death in Georgia in 70 years, and the 35th inmate overall to die by lethal injection. 

The date and time for the execution of convicted murderer Kelly Renee Gissendaner has been set. The Georgia Department of Corrections announced Monday she's scheduled to die September 29th at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Gissendaner was convicted of plotting the murder of her husband, Douglas in 1997. She was accused of hiring her boyfriend to kill her husband.  Her execution had been postponed two times previously--once in February due to a winter storm and then again in March, over concerns about the lethal injection drug.

If executed, Gissender would be the first woman to be put to death in Georgia in 70 years and the 35th inmate, overall to die by lethal injection.

Family Speaks Out

The family of Kelly Renee Gissendaner has released a video pleading to spare the life of their mother.

"My brothers and I lost one parent. I don't know that I can lose another one. I don't know if I can handle that because it's the most awful feeling to know that they could both be gone," Kayla Gissendaner said in a video released Sunday. "I haven't done anything wrong, but I feel like I am the one being punished for something and it's hard. It's you know. I wait every day for phone call to say another warrants been signs. Sorry."

The family said that the victim, their father, would not want the death penalty in this crime. They also point to evidence of how their mother has changed since her conviction and has even helped fellow inmates while in prison.

The family has created a hashtag #kellyonmymind and a website kellyonmymind.com to help advocate for commutation of her sentence and her life spared.

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