Court sets execution window for only woman on Ga. death row

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Posted: Sep 18, 2015 9:34 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A court has set a seven-day execution window for Georgia's only female death row inmate, whose execution was halted in March because of a problem with the lethal injection drug.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said in a news release that a Gwinnett County Superior Court judge issued an order Friday saying Kelly Renee Gissendaner may be executed between noon on Sept. 29 and noon on Oct. 6.

Gissendaner was scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. March 2. Corrections officials told reporters about 11 p.m. that they were postponing the execution "out of an abundance of caution" because the lethal injection drug appeared "cloudy."

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Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. Prosecutors said she conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.