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.
I also wonder about another California woman, Janeen Marie Snyder. She, 26, and her boyfriend, 50, kidnapped, raped and killed women. Then disposed of thier bodies. There are still bodies floating around that authorities believe she had something to do with but can not prove. She also claimed abuse and while psychologists agreed she was dominated by her much older lover they said she was also a willing participant. The American Judicial Society said "Defense also presented evidence that Thorton had a sexual relationship with Snyder since age 13 and had a history of child abuse."
Who decides? What is the factor that says she will live and she will die?