US woman executed in Georgia, despite papal appeal

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The US state of Georgia executed its first woman in 70 years early Wednesday despite an appeal for clemency by Pope Francis.

"At 12:21 am (0441 GMT) the court ordered execution of Kelly Gissendaner was carried out in accordance of state law. She made a final statement and requested a prayer," a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections said.

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