A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.
Robert Wayne Holsey was convicted of the 1995 murder of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson.
Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday spared the life of an inmate facing scheduled execution, commuting the condemned man’s sentence the day before he was to be put to death.
Marcus Wellons was sentenced to death in 1993 for the 1989 murder of his 15-year-old neighbor.
A Georgia death row inmate convicted of raping and strangling a 15-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.
Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be put to death on June 17 for raping and strangling 15-year-old India Roberts.
Tennessee has decided to bring back the electric chair.
Alabama can’t execute death row inmates because the state has run out of the critical first drug given at the start of each lethal injection, authorities said Tuesday.
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.
The state of Georgia plans to use a compounding pharmacy to get the drug needed for an execution scheduled for next week.