List of women executed in the United States since 1976

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This is a list of women executed in the United States since 1976. Since 1976, when the Supreme Court lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in Gregg v. Georgia, sixteen women have been executed in the United States.[1] Women represent just 1.07% of the 1,492 executions performed in the United States since 1976.

List of women executed in the United States since 1976[change | change source]

Number Date Name Race Age
(at execution)
Age
(at offense)
State Method Source
1 November 2, 1984 Velma Margie Barfield White 52 45 North Carolina Lethal injection [2]
2 February 3, 1998 Karla Faye Tucker 38 23 Texas [3]
3 March 30, 1998 Judias "Judy" V. Buenoano 54 28 Florida Electrocution [4]
4 February 24, 2000 Betty Lou Beets 62 46 Texas Lethal injection [5]
5 May 2, 2000 Christina Marie Riggs 28 26 Arkansas [6]
6 January 11, 2001 Wanda Jean Allen Black 41 29 Oklahoma [7]
7 May 1, 2001 Marilyn Kay Plantz White 40 27 [8]
8 December 4, 2001 Lois “Mean” Nadean Smith 61 41 [9]
9 May 10, 2002 Lynda Lyon Block 54 45 Alabama Electrocution [10]
10 October 9, 2002 Aileen Carol Wuornos 46 33-34 Florida Lethal injection [11]
11 September 14, 2005 Frances Elaine Newton Black 40 21 Texas [12]
12 September 23, 2010 Teresa Wilson Bean Lewis White 41 33 Virginia [13]
13 June 26, 2013 Kimberly LaGayle McCarthy Black 52 36 Texas [14]
14 February 5, 2014 Suzanne Margaret Basso White 59 44 [15]
15 September 17, 2014 Lisa Ann Coleman Black 38 28 [16]
16 September 30, 2015 Kelly Renee Gissendaner White 47 Georgia [17]

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