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Kelly GIssendaner Sang "Amazing Grace" During Execution

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Kelly Gissendaner hugs her daughter Kayla as she celebrates her graduation from a prison theology program in 2011.
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A Georgia woman who was executed despite a plea for mercy from Pope Francis sang 'Amazing Grace' until as she was given a lethal injection, witnesses said. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was put to death at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday after a flurry of last-minute appeals failed. Gissendaner, who was sentenced to death for the 1997 stabbing murder of her husband at the hands of her lover, sobbed as she called the victim an 'amazing man who died because of me.' She was the first woman executed in Georgia in 70 years and one of a handful of death-row inmates who were executed even though they did not physically partake in a murder.
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