Death row Briton's last hope for mercy

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As Teresa Lewis is set to become the first woman to be executed in the US for five years, Briton Linda Carty continues to await the same fate for killing a young mother in Texas.

The 51-year-old was born in St Kitts, a former British colony in the Caribbean. She stands convicted of the kidnap and murder of Joana Rodriguez, seized with her four-day-old son by three men involved in a drugs gang in May 2001.

The baby was later discovered unharmed in a car, but Ms Rodriguez was found suffocated.

Linda Carty, convicted and sentenced to death in 2002 for ordering the crime, has always maintained her innocence. Newsnight's Peter Marshall reports.

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