African American, Georgia-born housemaid who was charged with capital murder and executed for shooting her white boss, Ernest Knight.
She claimed that she shot Knight after he promised to fire at her if she threatened to leave his service.
She was convicted by an all-male and all-white jury, and she became the first woman in Georgia's history to face the electric chair.
She attempted to support her family of three children by being a maid.
She was portrayed by Tichina Arnold in the 2008 film Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story.