Frances Newton: Executed
Update: Frances Newton was executed a few minutes ago.
It took eight minutes for her to die from the time they pumped the chemicals in her.
The Supreme Court has denied Frances Newton's petition to stop her execution scheduled for 6:00 pm CST.
On Wednesday afternoon justices rejected appeals that could have kept Frances Newton, 40, from becoming the third woman executed in Texas since the Civil War. She also would become the first black woman executed in modern times.
Without dissent, the high court declined a pair of appeals about an hour before Newton was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber. Newton is slated to die by chemical injection at 6 p.m.
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