Linda Carty was born on the Commonwealth island of St Kitts. She’s awaiting execution in Texas: if she’s killed, she’ll be the first British woman to be executed since Ruth Ellis, over 50 years ago.
In this moving documentary, film maker Steve Humphries goes in search of the real Linda Carty: who she is, where she came from, and how she ended up in arguably the worst place in the world, Death Row.
Linda was convicted of capital murder in 2002 after it was alleged she was the mastermind behind a horrific crime. In May 2001, a criminal gang broke into the home of Linda’s neighbours and abducted a young mother and her three-day-old baby boy.
The next day the baby was found alive in one of Linda’s cars, but his mother was found dead in another – she had been suffocated.