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Killer Rejects Efforts To Halt Her Execution

Condemned killer Guinevere Garcia delivered a blunt message Thursday to Bianca Jagger and others trying to save her life: “Stay out of my case. Stay out of my life.”

Garcia, on death row for murdering her husband in a botched robbery attempt, says she accepts her punishment.

“This is not a suicide. I am not taking my own life. I committed these crimes. I am responsible for these crimes,” she said in a taped message played before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.

She asked the board to reject the appeal for clemency submitted by Jagger and Chicago attorney Jed Stone, a death penalty opponent. Garcia said she had never even spoken to them.

Garcia, 37, was convicted of shooting George Garcia in 1991. She had been released from prison four months earlier after serving 10 years for smothering her 11-month-old daughter.

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