British Woman to Become 1st Ever Brit Executed in U.S.
Will the British government save her from execution?
A 53-year-old British woman is pleading with the British government to grant her clemency to help save her from execution here in the U.S.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Linda Carty, who is days away from execution in the state of Texas, was convicted of killing a young mother ten years ago and plotting to steal her four-day-old baby with three men. Despite being found guilty of the crime, Carty claims she was framed.
"I wouldn't ask the British Government to lobby for me if I knew that I was guilty, because it would be an embarrassment to myself and my family, but also to the country that I love," said Carty. "When I say that I am innocent and that I didn’t commit this crime, I mean that."
Carty recently lost her final appeal and is on track to becoming the first British woman executed in 50 years. The last British woman to be executed was Ruth Ellis in 1955.
The 53-year-old grandmother claims she was framed by 3 men for her involvement as an informant in a drug case.
The prosecution claimed she spearheaded the kidnapping and murder of next door neighbor, 25-year-old Joana Rodriguez, who was found with duct-tape and a bag over her head. Her baby was found unharmed in a car.
Carty has appealed her case on numerous occasions, but the Supreme Court has denied her request to re-open the case.
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