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Women who have been executed

Out of 3,261 people sitting on death row in the United States, only 61 of them are women. Since 1976, the year execution was reinstated into law in the United States., there have been 1,226 executions -- only 11 of them have been women. It is not just that women commit fewer murders, but fewer women are given the death penalty and even fewer reach an actually execution. Here are some examples of women who have been executed.

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Va. executes woman for first time in nearly a century
Article | JARRATT, VA. - Teresa Lewis, who plotted with her young lover to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years Thursday night when she was killed by lethal injection.

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