| Share
 

Karla Faye Tucker,

found guilty of murdering a couple with a pick ax in 1983, was executed by lethal injection at a Huntsville, Texas, prison on Feb. 3. Americans debated the ethicality of the death penalty as they anxiously waited to hear if Tucker, who became a born-again Christian while in prison, would be spared at the last minute. The U.S. Supreme Court and Texas Governor George Bush denied her clemency.


Linda Tripp,1998 People in the NewsRussell Weston, Jr.,

More on Karla Faye Tucker from Infoplease:

  • February 1998 - February 1998 1998 News Month-By-Month World Albright Scolds Middle East Leaders (Feb. 1): ...
  • This Day in History: February 3 - February 3 Yesterday Tomorrow 1468 Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died. 1870 The ...
  • Women on Death Row Are Still Rare - The number of women on death row continues to be far less than men.|The number of women on death row continues to be far less than men