On Wednesday evening, Lisa Coleman, 38, became the ninth person executed in Texas this year and the 15th woman executed in the US since capital punishment’s reinstatement in 1976.
Back in 2006, Coleman was sentenced to death for starving and torturing her girlfriend’s nine-year-old son, Davontae Williams.
Her legal team insisted that the boy’s death was an accident, but reports proved otherwise.
The Texas Tribune alleges that when Williams’ body was discovered, he weight only 36 pounds and suffered from hundreds of bodily injuries, including burns.
Since 2011, the murder of a child under 10-years-old has been listed as a capital murder offense in the state of Texas. The child’s mother accepted a plea bargain after Coleman’s execution, and is currently serving a life sentence.
“I’m all right,” AP reported Coleman saying before her death by lethal injection. “Tell them I finished strong … God is good.”