The Execution of Wanda Jean | 2002
Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal team prepare for her clemency hearing, as she and her family, friends, and spiritual advisors have their final visits. At her clemency hearing, her attorneys argue that during her original trial, her defense failed to present crucial and potentially life-saving evidence: Wanda Jean had borderline mental retardation and brain damage. But the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, which in its thirty-year history had never granted clemency, denies Wanda Jean's plea.