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The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

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The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

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11 November 2007 | by (bronx, ny) – See all my reviews

I was watching her story on A&E today and I found it very interesting. so interesting that I immediately Googled her name so that I could read about her story in more depth. What I did not know was that she was convicted previously and did crime for killing another lover. I was feeling sorry for her until I read more about her and I see why she was not granted clemency. It seems that she was making a habit out of killing and she needed to be stopped. LIke her family, I think that execution was a cop out and she should have spent the rest of her life in prison. Her team worked exceptionally hard on her case and at the end was really emotional and I could see the sincerity of his pleas for her to live. Excellent piece of work and A&E should re-play it.


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