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Pamela Moss Georgia Multi-Murderess

Paula Cooper IN Set Free

(CBS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS - Paula Cooper, an Indiana woman put on death row at age 16 for killing an elderly Bible school teacher, is scheduled to be released Monday after serving a prison term that was shortened after the state Supreme Court intervened.
Cooper's death sentence at such a young age sparked international protests and a plea for clemency from Pope John Paul II. Now 43 years old, Cooper is being given a second chance at her life. Cooper was 15 when she and three other teenage girls showed up at Ruth Pelke's house on May 14, 1985, with plans of robbing the 78-year-old Bible school teacher. Pelke let Cooper and two of the teen's companions into her Gary home after they told her they were interested in Bible lessons. As the fourth teen waited outside as a lookout, Cooper stabbed Pelke 33 times with a butcher knife. Then she and the other girls ransacked the house. The four girls fled with Pelke's car and $10. Cooper's three accomplices were sentenced to priso…

Dane Abdool - Florida

Dane Abdool wrote to tell me he has a hearing in the county court where the crime was committed in early July. Dane is a very special penfriend of mine. He means the world to me. In my heart I know that he never meant for the terrible murder of Amelia to occur. He was a young man who was angry and out of control and not thinking. No matter what you believe about his case, he deserves punishment but not death.

Christina Walters - North Carolina

Christina Wlaters is no longer on death row. She is now sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. In 2012, a judge ruled in her favor when she alleged racial bias played a role in her trial and sentencing. Hand written notes from the judge and jury members were used as evidence. Christina was placed on death row for her gang initiation murders of two young women. She also car jacked and kidnapped another woman. She shot her but she survivied.