Death-Penalty Case in Virginia Raises Questions

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It’s a bit outside the normal Swampland purview, but Katy Steinmetz and I have a story today about Teresa Lewis, who is slated to be executed in Virginia on Sept. 23. Lewis would be the first woman put to death in the commonwealth in nearly a century, and one of only a handful executed since the U.S. reinstated capital punishment in 1976. She admits her role in a gruesome crime, and yet some say her execution would be anything but just.

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