Update II: Kelly Gissendar, 47, was put to death early Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. Gissendaner became the first female convict executed in Georgia in 70 years.

She died by lethal injection at 12:21 a.m. Wednesday after exhausting all of her appeals at the state and federal levels. The Supreme Court denied Gissendaner's final appeal at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Gissendaner's three grown children were offered the option of saying their good-byes to their mother at the prison, but they opted to go before the clemency board on Tuesday to plead for her life instead.

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Derrick Williams sentenced to life for killing wife

Finesse Dawson died a brutal death at the hands of the man who vowed to love and protect her forever. Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, was convicted of beating and strangling Dawson on Dec. 5, 2012.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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