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JAN 28, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Texas woman who killed neighbor to die in rare execution

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Kimberly McCarthy is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Texas on Tuesday, the first woman to be put to death in the United States in more than two years, for the stabbing murder of her neighbor in 1997. Women are rarely executed in the United States. Only 12 female inmates were put to death since capital punishment was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The last woman executed was Teresa Lewis in Virginia on September 23, 2010, the information center said. ...

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