Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Teresa Lewis, 40, is scheduled to be executed by the State of Virginia on Thursday for having a couple of hitmen murder her husband, 51, and stepson, 25, in 2002. Her motive was to collect a $250,000 life insurance payment.
The usual suspects among death penalty opponents are screaming bloody murder because Lewis has been diagnosed as borderline-retarded. But Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a strong advocate of the death penalty, said he had read all the documents on the case and saw no reason why she should be spared. Good for Gov. McDonnell!
Borderline-retarded? So what! Lewis wasn’t retarded enough to keep her from figuring out that she could collect on a life insurance policy by erasing her hubby and stepson. I say adios Teresa, and good riddance!
Her lawyers are making a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that her execution would be unconstitutional because of her low IQ. Now all we have to do is hope the Supremes will not grant her a last-minute stay.

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