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Former Georgia High School Star To Be Executed

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File photo of prison cell. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of prison cell. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has signed an order scheduling the execution of a former high school football player who killed one person and injured three others during a 1991 crime spree.

The judge’s order set a window for the execution of Daniel Greene for the week of April 19.

Greene was sentenced to death for killing a 19-year-old man who was trying to aid a store clerk who had been robbed and stabbed by Greene. The former Taylor County high school football star had to be tried in Clayton County in 1992 because of pretrial publicity.

The execution was scheduled months after a federal appeals court rejected Greene’s claims that prosecutors unlawfully struck six jurors from the trial and that the prosecutor gave improper closing arguments.

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