News Release: An execution date has been set for Francis Newton,40, one of the five African-American women on Texas' Death Row at the Mountain View Prison for women. Her execution by lethal injection comes almost five months after an orginial date was set for December of 2004 in which she received a stay of execution. Francis Newton was convicted in the 1987 slayings of her husband, Adrian and her two children, Alton, 7 and Farrah, 21 months. She was convicted for murdering them for the insurance money of $50,000. She claims that she took a gun to the apartment the night of the killings but said she left and someone else came in a murdered them.
Hr lethal injection, if there is not a stay, will commence promptly at 6pm and will take approx.4-7 minutes to kill her using Sodium Thiopental to put her to sleep, Pancuronium Bromide to paralyze her muscels, including her diaphragm so that her lungs cannot breath with the help of the automatic muscle and finally Potassium Chloride which will interfere with the electrical conduction of her heart, thus producing a heart attack. Cost of the chemicals per execution: $86.08
Any additional information can be found at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website.