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.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner - Georgia




Kelly may be murdered by the state of Georgia on February 25th. In 1997 Kelly got her boyfriend, Gregory Bruce Owen, to kill her husband,    

      Douglas, in a particularly atrocious manner. She says she didnt know he was going to do it and even if she did know, she wasnt the one who did the killing and yet she got a death sentence and the man who pulled the trigger will live. Thats never easy to understand.

She is the only woman on death row in Georgia and may be the first executed in 70 years. I had a brief correspondence with Kelly in 2009 - 20013. She was never one for chatty letters or heartfelt confessions. Shes bitter and shes pissed.


Most of her letters consisted of her rants about the book written about her First We'll Kill my Husband and long diatribes on prison life. She asked me for money several times and when I could not produce when she asked, she stopped writing.