*On Wednesday in Texas, a woman was executed for the starvation of her girlfriends 9-year-old son a decade ago.
Lisa Coleman, 38, died by lethal injection one hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT, 12 minutes after Texas Department of Criminal officials began administering a lethal dose of pentobarbital.
She was the second woman and ninth convicted killer to receive lethal injection in Texas this year.
As Coleman awaited death, she smiled and nodded to several friends and an aunt who watched through a window, thanking them, expressing her love and urging them to “keep their heads up.”
“I’m all right,” she said. “Tell them I finished strong. … God is good.”
She mouthed an audible kiss, laughed and nodded to her witnesses in the seconds before the lethal drug took effect.
“Love you all,” she said just before closing her eyes and taking a couple of short breaths. Then there was no further movement. Continue reading