Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.

Gaile Owens was the first woman that my home state of Tennessee ever sentenced to death. She hired a man to kill her husband because of ongoing abuse and a general "bad marrage". I wonder if anyone has ever done a study on that; the effects of a bad marriage on a woman over time.


This article in the Nashville Post is one of the best Ive ever read on the case.