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Texas Carries Out Execution of Kimberly McCarthy

AFRICANGLOBE - Texas executed its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982 on Wednesday. Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor, was also the first woman executed in the U.S. in nearly three years.

Texas to Execute Former Black Panther Kimberly McCarthy

AFRICANGLOBE - Kimberly McCarthy, convicted of killing a 71-year-old neighbor during a 1997 robbery, is among eight inmates scheduled for execution over the next four months. She would be the first woman put to death in the U.S. in three years and the 13th since the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume.

Texas Temporarily Delays Execution of Black Woman

AFRICANGLOBE - The execution of a 51-year-old Black woman in Texas has been temporarily stayed to allow lawmakers time to debate legislation on how juries are selected in the US state, officials said.

Texas Woman’s Execution 1st in U.S. Since 2010

AFRICANGLOBE - Kimberly McCarthy's execution, set for Tuesday evening, would be the first since a Virginia inmate, Teresa Lewis, became the 12th woman put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume