Ga. to execute only woman on state's death row Monday

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Vigil held for Gissendaner.

The only woman on Georgia's death row is set to be executed Monday evening.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, is set to die at 7:00 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. She was originally set to be executed last Wednesday, but the Department of Corrections postponed her execution because of projected winter weather conditions and associated scheduling issues. 

Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 stabbing death of her husband. Prosecutors said she plotted his death with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen.

Owen pleaded guilty and is serving a life prison sentence.

Sunday night, more than a hundred people gathered to pray for Gissendaner. 

Gissendaner's execution will be the first of a female inmate in more than 70 years in Georgia. She will be only the 16th woman put to death nationwide since the Supreme Court in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume. 

The Associated Press contributed to this article.