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This undated photo shows the death chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson. (Georgia Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Georgia Executes Murderer; First Since Botched Lethal Injection In Oklahoma

Marcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.

06/18/2014

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts. (PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Execution Set For Man In 1989 Rape And Murder Of Atlanta Teen

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts.

05/28/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

Tennessee has decided to bring back the electric chair.

05/22/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Georgia High Court Hears Arguments In Hill Case

Lawyers for the state and for a Georgia death row inmate sparred Monday over whether prisoners awaiting execution should have access to information about where the state gets its death penalty drug.

02/17/2014

File photo of a death chamber. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Group Aims To Change Part Of Ga. Death Penalty Law

An Atlanta-based advocacy group, All About Developmental Disabilities, is launching a campaign aimed at changing part of Georgia’s death penalty law.

09/15/2013

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Death Penalty No Longer An Option In Franklin Case

DOUGLASVILLE – A Douglas county judge will now have to rule on Tracen Franklin’s sentencing,   after the jury told the judge they were at a stalemate over whether Franklin should receive the death penalty,  for […]

WAOK-AM–09/22/2012

Anti-Death Penalty Groups Hold Demonstration Against Executions

Tate Execution Delayed

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) – A judge halted the execution of a Georgia man less than an hour before he was set to die for the 2001 murders of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, acting […]

WAOK-AM–01/31/2012

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Can You Be A Christian And Believe In The Death Penalty?

Today Rob Redding attended a rally on the death penalty, and while he was there he heard a story about a young man named Billy Moore. He is a former inmate who spent 17 years on […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2012

Georgia Parole Board Denies Clemency For Troy Davis

Troy Davis’ Sister Dies

Funeral services have been announced for Martina Davis Correia, the long time activist against the death penalty and sister of Troy Anthony Davis, who died from cancer last week. Curt Goering, chief operating officer of  […]

WAOK-AM–12/06/2011

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1,000 Attend Troy Davis Funeral

Troy Davis was buried Saurday in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. The funeral held at one of the largest churches in the South Georgia city, was attended by well known civil rights leaders, human rights activists and […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2011

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