Mothers on death row

Published On: Jun 03 2013 10:25:21 AM HST   Updated On: Jun 03 2013 10:33:04 AM HST

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Frances Newton, 40, killed her children, 22 months and 7, and her husband for insurance money. She was executed in Texas in 2005.

Women account for 1 in 10 murder arrests, but only about 2 percent of the inmates on death row are women, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The following are the stories of some of the mothers who took the lives of their own children and were given the death penalty.

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