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 1.11% of the 1,439 executions performed in the United States since 1976.

List of women executed in the United States since 1976[edit]

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

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