A woman who brutally murdered her husband and stepdaughter in a twisted plot to collect insurance money was executed by lethal injection in Texas on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.…CONTINUE READING
According to a report by Daily Mail, on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, Lisa Coleman, 46, became the first woman to be put to death in the US this year and the 18th since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, after uttering some surprising last words.
Coleman and her lover, Marcella Williams, were convicted of killing Davontae Williams, 9, and his father, Robert Williams, 44, in their Fort Worth home in July 2004.
The pair had starved, beaten, and tortured the boy for months, leaving him with more than 250 injuries, including cigarette burns, broken bones, and a skull fracture.
They also shot his father in the head and stabbed him several times. They then set the house on fire and fled with the boy’s body in a suitcase, hoping to claim $50,000 in life insurance.
However, their plan unraveled when they were stopped by police for a traffic violation and the officers discovered the boy’s corpse in the trunk. Coleman and Williams were arrested and charged with capital murder.
Williams, who was the boy’s legal guardian, testified against Coleman in exchange for a life sentence without parole. Coleman, who had a history of domestic violence and drug abuse, maintained her innocence and blamed Williams for the killings.
Coleman’s lawyers appealed her conviction and sentence, arguing that she was intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty.
They also claimed that she was a victim of childhood abuse and neglect and that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. However, the courts rejected her claims and upheld her death sentence.
As her execution date approached, Coleman received support from anti-death penalty activists and human rights groups, who urged Texas Governor Greg Abbott to grant her clemency.
They argued that Coleman’s case was an example of racial and gender bias in the criminal justice system, as she was a black woman who killed a white man and his biracial son.
They also pointed out that Coleman had expressed remorse and had become a devout Christian while on death row.
However, Abbott denied her clemency request and allowed the execution to proceed. Coleman was escorted to the death chamber, where she was strapped to a gurney and injected with a lethal dose of pentobarbital.
She smiled and nodded at her spiritual adviser and two friends who witnessed her execution. She then spoke her final words, which surprised many observers.
She said: “I just want to say that I love you all, and I forgive you all. I hope you can forgive me too. I’m sorry for what I did, but I’m not sorry for who I am. I’m proud of who I am, and I’m proud of being a woman.
I’m proud of being a black woman. I’m proud of being a lesbian. I’m proud of being a child of God. I’m proud of being me. And I hope you can be proud of being you too. God bless you all. Amen.”
Coleman then closed her eyes and breathed heavily for a few seconds, before becoming still. She was the 570th person to be executed in Texas since 1982, and the 15th this year. She was also the sixth woman to be executed in Texas, and the first since 2015.
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