ATLANTA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The planned execution of Georgia's only female death row inmate, Kelly Renee Gissendaner, was delayed Wednesday due to an impending winter storm.
The Georgia Department of Corrections confirmed it postponed the execution until Monday just hours before Gissendaner was originally scheduled to die.
Earlier in the day, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles determined it would not grant her request for clemency and commute her sentence to life in prison.
Gissendaner was sentenced to death in 1998 for plotting the 1997 slaying of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Her former lover, Gregory Owen, was sentenced to life in prison with chance of parole after 25 years for stabbing to death Douglas Gissendaner.
The delay comes as the Southern U.S. braces for yet another round of nasty winter storms. Bad weather is expected to snarl traffic in Atlanta and a state of emergency was declared in Georgia.
In Atlanta and the surrounding areas, 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Outlying areas could see up to 6 inches.
Amy R. Connolly contributed to this report.