North TX Woman Executed for Starving Child to Death

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UPDATE: Lisa Coleman of Fort Worth was executed Wednesday night for torturing and starving her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son to death. This is a rare execution because Coleman is just the 15th woman to be put to death since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

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HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Texas death row is mostly a man's world.  Since the beginning of 2010, Texas has executed 69 convicted criminals.

Only 2 have been women. That's likely to change Wednesday night.

Lisa Ann Coleman of Fort Worth was convicted of starving and torturing her partner's son.

Davontae Williams died in 2004 at the age of 9, weighing only 36 pounds and with more than 250 scars on his body. The official cause of death:  malnutrition.

His mother, Marcella Williams, coppped a plea and is serving life in prison.

On Tuesday an appeals court turned down one last minute appeal for Coleman.

She's got one more shot in the U.S. Supreme Court.

You can debate the death penalty all you want.  But if anyone's gotta count minutes on death row, shouldn`t it be someone who beat and starved a child?

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