Teresa Lewis signed photograph

Teresa Lewis signed photograph

130.00

Teresa Wilson Bean Lewis (April 26, 1969 – September 23, 2010) was an American murderer who was the only woman on death row in Virginia prior to her execution. She was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the murders of her husband and stepson in October 2002. Lewis sought to profit from a $250,000 life insurance policy her stepson had taken out as a U.S. Army reservist in anticipation of his deployment to Iraq.

In September 2010, Lewis became the first female inmate to die by lethal injection in the state of Virginia. The state had last executed a woman in 1912. The case led to debate over capital punishment due to Lewis's gender as well as questions regarding her mental capacity.

The photo appears discolored, due to the scan. The photo is signed on the back, with a handwritten inscription.

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