11 January 2001 – Wanda Jean Allen

Wanda Jean Allen Wanda Jean Allen had a habit of bumping off her lesbian lovers.

Allen was sentenced to death for the 1988 killing of her lover Gloria Jean Leathers, 29, in the US. She shot her in the stomach at point-blank range. In the case against Allen, the prosecution produced a card that she had given Leathers. With a picture of a gorilla, the printed message read: ‘Patience my ass. I am going to kill something.’ Allen’s equally loving message inside read, ‘Try and leave me and you will understand this card more. Dig. For real, no joke.’

Serial offender

Ironically they’d met in prison when Allen was doing time for manslaughter after her childhood friend Detra Pettus was killed in 1981. Meanwhile Leathers was inside after having stabbed Sheila Marie Barker.

Allen, 41, was put to death by lethal injection in 2001, making her the first black woman to be executed in the United States since 1954. She was the sixth woman to be executed since the sentence was resurrected in 1976.

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3 Responses to “11 January 2001 – Wanda Jean Allen”

  1. Tammy Says:

    I wanted to point out Wanda Jean Allen did not stab Sheila Marie Barker. It was Gloria Leathers who stabbed her in Tulsa, OK outside a night club, which is the reason she (Gloria) was serving time and hence met Wanda Jean.


    • Mary Better Says:

      That’s exactly what the article said, “Meanwhile LEATHERS was inside after having stabbed Sheila Marie Barker…….”

      Reading is fundamental.

  2. Suge Kay Says:

    id just like to say i think the execution of wanda jean was an incredible mistake by the whole american justice system. the state should have given her clemency for not giving her legal team the chance to explain properly in court about jeans mental health issues.

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