Army National Guardsman Charles Lewis Fatally Shot Before Deployment to Iraq; Step-Mother Teresa Lewis Conspired, Executed by State of Virginia (October 30, 2002)

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Charles ‘CJ’ Lewis, Maryland Army National Guard

In the News:

A Virginia woman, Teresa Lewis, is scheduled to be executed in on September 23, which would be the first US execution of a woman in five years and in the state of Virginia over a decade. A Virginia woman who used sex and money to persuade two men to kill her husband and her stepson, in order to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. -RT America (July 30, 2010)

The US state of Virginia is set to execute by lethal injection a 41-year-old grandmother, the first woman to be put to death in Virginia in almost 100 years. -Al Jazeera English (September 23, 2010)

Despite Teresa Lewis’ admission of guilt, many are still coming to her defense. -ABC News (September 23, 2010)

Teresa Lewis set to die on death row – 5:30 p.m. -WAVY TV 10 (September 23, 2010)

Teresa Lewis execution – 6 p.m. -WAVY TV 10 (September 23, 2010)

Teresa Lewis, 41, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly a century. -CNN (September 23, 2010)

Teresa Lewis executed – 11 p.m. -WAVY TV 10 (September 24, 2010)

Woman executed in Virginia. -CNN (September 24, 2010)

Mentally Challenged Woman Executed? -The Young Turks (September 24, 2010)

Theresa Lewis before her tragic execution. -Ignored Voices (November 18, 2010)

Investigation Discovery:

Preview: Teresa Michelle Lewis used sex for currency to get what she wanted. -To Love and To Murder, Deadly Women (S5,E5)

Marriage is a lifelong commitment of love, and wedding vows. ‘To have and to hold; for better, for worse; until death do us part’. But for these monstrous wives, it was only the vow of ‘death do us part’ they upheld. -To Love and To Murder, Deadly Women (S5,E5)

While mourning the death of his wife, Julian falls hard for his much-younger coworker Teresa. For a time, her spunk lifts him out of to his sorrows until a sordid affair plunges him even deeper into the abyss. -Second Chance at Death, Fatal Vows (S5, E1)

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Related Links:
Teresa Lewis v. Commonwealth of Virginia (2004)
Profile and Crimes of Teresa Lewis
John Grisham Asks– Why is Teresa Lewis on Death Row?
John Grisham: Teresa Lewis didn’t pull the trigger. Why is she on death row?
Teresa Lewis: the face of gender differences on death row
Two Men Pulled the Trigger–Why Must Teresa Lewis Die?
For Teresa Lewis, Execution Would Be Unjust
Woman on Death Row Runs Out of Appeals
In Virginia, a Woman on the Verge of Execution
Debating Women and the Death Penalty
Death Row and the Pussy Pass
Lady Killer: How the planned execution of Teresa Lewis challenges our views on gender and capital punishment
Teresa Lewis, Mentally Disabled Woman, To Be Executed In Virginia This Month
Executing Teresa Lewis is Wrong
I’m very sorry: the final words of Teresa Lewis
Death-row woman Teresa Lewis’s last words: ‘I’m very sorry’
Teresa Lewis Appeared Fearful as She Entered Virginia’s Death Chamber
Virginia executes Teresa Lewis; people gather in Roanoke to protest
‘I witnessed my stepmom’s execution’
Teresa Lewis Executed; Kagan Broke with Female Colleagues in Stay Vote
Teresa Lewis executed in Virginia
Va. puts Teresa Lewis to death; rare US female execution
Virginia puts woman to death by lethal injection
Virginia executes Teresa Lewis for role in slayings of husband, stepson in 2002
Teresa Lewis is Executed; What Made Her Case So Interesting?
Teresa Lewis executed by lethal injection in Virginia for conspiring in murders of husband, stepson
Virginia executes its first woman since 1912 as Teresa Lewis dies by lethal injection amid international outcry
Va. executes first woman in nearly 100 years
US woman Teresa Lewis executed for family murders
‘Borderline disabled’ grandmother put to death for double murder
The cruel and unusual punishment of Teresa Lewis
Execution Of Virginia Woman Stirs Objections
Virginia’s execution of a woman may signal shift in national thinking
Only After Virginia Woman Is Executed Do The Gory Details Emerge
The Controversial Execution of Teresa Lewis, Who Had Her Husband & Stepson Killed for Cash
Teresa Lewis Executed in Virginia; Plotted Murder of Her Husband and Stepson
Supreme Court to revisit death penalty for mentally disabled
13 Female Murderers’ Last Meals Serve A Plate Of Bizarre Requests, From Sweet Peas To A Nice Bowl Of Apricots
Teresa Lewis: ‘Fatal Vows’ On ID Begins With ‘Frightened’ Executed Inmate’s Murder Story Of Julian Lewis
Episode 10: The Case of Teresa Lewis | Death’s Door Podcast
Contract Killer : The True Story of Teresa Lewis by Chelsea Cross
Executing Women in the USA | Amnesty International
Deadly Women Premiered ‘To Love and To Murder’ on Investigation Discovery: Teresa Lewis Used Sex to Get What She Wanted (August 26, 2011)
Fatal Vows Premiered ‘Second Chance at Death’ on Investigation Discovery: Father and Son Julian & CJ Lewis Murdered in Virginia Home (May 13, 2017)
Deadly Women: 30 Military and Veteran Homicide Cases Featured on Investigation Discovery

Video Links:
Sex, money and the death penalty
US grandmother set to be executed
Virginia Set to Execute First Woman Since 1912
Teresa Lewis set to die on death row – 5:30 p.m.
Teresa Lewis execution – 6 p.m.
CNN: Accounts of Teresa Lewis being put to death
Theresa Lewis before her tragic execution
Execution of Teresa Lewis
Teresa Lewis executed – 11 p.m.
Woman executed in Virginia
Teresa Lewis Receives Execution By Lethal Injection
Mentally Challenged Woman Executed?
Song A Day #634: The Ballad of Teresa Lewis
Death Row Prisoners Last Meals
The Puppetmaster | Deadly Women (Preview)
To Love and To Murder | Deadly Women | Investigation Discovery (S5, E5)
To Love and To Murder | Deadly Women | Investigation Discovery (website)
To Love and To Murder | Deadly Women | Investigation Discovery (Amazon)
To Love and To Murder | Deadly Women | Investigation Discovery (Hulu)
Second Chance at Death | Fatal Vows | Investigation Discovery (S5,E1)
Second Chance at Death | Fatal Vows | Investigation Discovery (website)
Second Chance at Death | Fatal Vows | Investigation Discovery (Amazon)

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