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A wife’s undying love for her man on death row FEATURE 03/29/2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

A wife’s undying love for her man on death row



FEATURE

03/29/2010

WASHINGTON — Even as the minutes ticked down before her husband was due to be put to death, Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner never lost hope that he would win a reprieve.

On the telephone earlier that day “I told him ‘I’m sure that you are going to live,’” the French anti-death penalty campaigner said. “He said to me ‘If you could see what I see all around me, you wouldn’t say that.’”
Nevertheless, her words proved prophetic.

“He was three meters from the death chamber,” she said referring to the room where prisoners are strapped to a gurney and injected with a poisonous cocktail that first puts the inmate to sleep, then paralyzes him, then causes his heart to stop beating.

Mere minutes and inches from death, word came from the US Supreme Court late Wednesday granting a last minute stay of execution and allowing her husband, Henry “Hank” Skinner, to live another day.... MORE


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