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Mississippi Woman on Death Row Gets Retrial

Michelle Byrom says she only confessed to protect her son

(Newser) - A Mississippi woman is glimpsing a ray of sunlight after 14 years on death row. Days after her official execution date , the state Supreme Court today ruled that Michelle Byrom, 57, will be retried, CNN reports. Byrom was convicted 14 years ago of masterminding the murder of her allegedly abusive... More »

Miss. to Execute Woman— for Crime Son Confessed To

Byrom to be first woman executed in state since 1944

(Newser) - Mississippi is preparing to execute its first woman in 70 years—for a crime her son repeatedly confessed to. Michelle Byrom, 57, was found guilty of hiring a friend of her son's to kill her husband in 1999, but jurors were never shown letters in which son Edward Byrom... More »

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