Texas executes woman for 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 8:01 PM

(Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a 9-year-old boy was executed on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said.

Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT at the state's death chamber in Huntsville, said Robert Hurst, spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Peter Cooney)