Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Tiffany Ann Cole, Florida
Sentenced 3/6/2008
Murder (x2) – Was sentenced for her role in the double murder of a Jacksonville couple who were buried alive.

 

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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Emilia Carr, Florida
Sentenced 2/22/2011
Murder – Was sentenced for the kidnapping and murder of her co-defendant’s ex-wife, Heather Strong. The co-defendants, who were dating at the time of the murder and have a child together, are accused of having lured Strong into a storage trailer behind Carr's mother's home, duct-taping her to a chair, putting a plastic bag over her head and suffocating her. The victim’s body was found a month later in a shallow grave.

 

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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Margaret Allen, Florida
Sentenced 5/19/2011
Murder – Was sentenced to death for torturing and killing her housekeeper, Wenda Wright, whom she thought had stolen money from her purse. She also got a life sentence for kidnapping. Prosecutors said the torture went on for hours before Wright was strangled with a belt. Allen's roommate, James Martin, and nephew, Quinton Allen, were both convicted for their part in helping her try to bury the body in a shallow grave.

 

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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Tina Brown, Florida
Sentenced 9/28/2012
Murder – Was sentenced for the brutal death of Audreanna Zimmerman. Brown beat her victim with a stun gun, hit her with a crow bar, and set her on fire. The victim died two weeks later from her injuries.

 

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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Debra Denise Brown, Indiana (held in Ohio on separate charge)
Sentenced 6/23/1986
Murder

 

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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Michelle Tharp, Pennsylvania
Sentenced 11/14/2000
Murder – Sentenced for starving her daughter to death.
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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Darlie Routier, Texas
Sentenced 2/5/1997
Murder (x2) – Sentenced for stabbing her 5- and 6-year-old sons to death. Subject suffered stab wounds that police claimed were self-inflicted. Prosecutors argued subject killed her children because they interfered with the lifestyle she wanted to live.
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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Erica Sheppard, Texas
Sentenced 4/25/1995
Murder – Subject and co-defendant tackled woman inside her apartment because they wanted to steal her vehicle. While the victim begged for her life, the pair tackled her and slashed her throat with a knife. They then wrapped her head in a plastic bag and struck her in the head with a 10-pound statue. The pair then fled in the victim’s vehicle.
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Women on death row: Female death row inmates in the U.S.
Lisa Montgomery, Kansas (being held in federal custody in Texas)
Sentenced 4/4/2008
Murder -- Sentenced for killing a woman, then removing and kidnapping her unborn baby.
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