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Virginia's execution of a woman may signal shift in national thinking

Sep 24, 2010 12:48:00 AM - latimes.com
Her death breaks with traditional queasiness over such punishment for female criminals. Legal scholars say fewer women are given capital sentences because they are less likely to kill.

Virginia put to death a 41-year-old woman Thursday night, the first execution of a female in the country in five years and the first in that state for nearly a century.

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