Daijiworld Media Network
Texas Sep 18: Lisa Coleman, who was on death row for killing a child was executed here on Wednesday at the state penitentiary in Huntsville after she failed in the eleventh hour appeal. She had been convicted in the 2004 kidnapping and killing of a nine year old boy said to be her girlfriend's son.
Robert Hurst, the spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that the 38 year old woman was declared dead by lethal injection at 6.24pm local time. The child had been starved and abused. It is believed that Coleman had kidnapped the boy and then isolated him and bound him away in a room. He had been left there to die of starvation.
The court was not convinced when Lisa Coleman's defence council claimed that the child had been seen playing with other children by eye witnesses, thereby disproving the above charges. The Judge also dismissed the defence council's plea that his client, not be given capital punishment. The boy was found to weigh in a measly 15 kgs when a healthy boy of that age is usually about 10-12 kgs more than that. The plea had come in the eleventh hour (an hour before execution) but was summarily dismissed.