The Execution Of Wanda Jean

2002, Movie, NR, 88 mins

The Execution Of Wanda Jean
This wrenching documentary from Academy Award nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus chronicles the final three months in the life of Wanda Jean Allen, the first woman to be executed by the State of Oklahoma after a 25 year moratorium on the death penalty. On December 1, 1988, Allen fatally shot her lover, Gloria Leathers, in the parking lot of an Oklahoma City police station in full view of Leathers' mother, Ruby Wilson. It was clearly a crime of passion, and not the first for Wanda Jean. Seven years earlier, she shot and killed a friend in a strikingly similar incident. Wanda Jean served four years for manslaughter — she met Gloria Leathers, a fellow inmate, while in priso...
Released: 2002 Rated: NR Length: 88 mins

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