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New hearing set for woman on Georgia's death row

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State officials have granted a new clemency hearing for the lone woman on Georgia's death row.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a news release Monday that it will hold the hearing Tuesday morning.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set for execution Tuesday at 7 p.m. She was convicted in the 1997 slaying of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Prosecutors say she persuaded her lover, Gregory Owen, to kill her husband.
Susan Casey, a lawyer for Gissendaner, said the board set the new hearing after Gissendaner's oldest son asked to speak to the board members. Her other two children had already asked the board to spare their mother's life at a hearing earlier this year.
The parole board is the only entity with the authority to commute a death sentence.


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