She was convicted of the murder of her husband. Criminals who commit much worse have their lives spared. I guess in this case it is because she chose to go to trial rather than get a plea deal.
Those who called for Gissendaner’s sentence to be commuted to life in prison argued that she had turned her life around in prison, earning a theology degree in 2011 and counseling other prisoners on gaining education and preparing for life outside prison.
But the concept of prison serving as a place of rehabilitation—where individuals can develop new skills and contribute to society after committing crimes—is alien to the parole board and state prosecutors who were intent on meting out the ultimate penalty to Gissendaner.
In other words, the righteous parole board was just as guilty of murder as Gissendaner.
Time to ditch this crap death penalty.