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US woman Teresa Lewis executed for family murders

24 September 2010 Last updated at 06:28 BST

A 41-year-old woman who conspired to murder her husband and stepson has been executed in the US state of Virginia.

Teresa Lewis was the first woman to be put to death in the US for five years and in Virginia since 1912.

Lewis, who had learning difficulties, used sex and cash to persuade hitmen to kill her family members in 2002.

The BBC's Bethany Bell reports.