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Garcia Commutation

Garcia Commutation

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Illinois Governor Jim Edgar commuted the death sentence of Guinevere Garcia today. Garcia was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for the 1991 murder of her husband, who allegedly abused her. NPR's Edward Lifson reports that more than 90 percent of women on death row are not executed. The Governor said the fact the Garcia is a woman did not influence his decision.