Georgia Death Row Inmates

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SEARS, DEMARCUS ALI Sentenced to death in September 1993 in Cobb County. He and Phillip Williams kidnapped Gloria Ann Wilbur, 59, on Oct. 7, 1990, and then robbed, raped, stabbed and beat her with brass knuckles over a four-hour period.

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TATE, NICHOLAS CODY Sentenced to death for the Paulding County murders of Chrissie Williams, 26, and her 3-year-old daughter, Katelyn

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LEDFORD, J W Sentenced to death in Murry County in November 1992 for the murder of a neighbor he had known all his life, Dr. Harry Johnston Jr., 73. On Jan. 31, 1992, Ledford went to the Johnston home and asked his wife, Antoinette, to speak to Mr. Johnston. He forced his way into the home at knife point, demanding money and guns. Johnston's body was found later, his head nearly cut off and a knife in his back.

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ARRINGTON, ROBERT O Sentenced to death in May 2004 in Richmond County Superior Court for the April 4, 2001, murder of 46-year-old Kathy Lynn Hutchens. Hutchens had allowed Arrington to live in her home for a time. He also killed his wife, Elizabeth, in 1986. He served 15 years for that crime.

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YOUNG, RODNEY RENIA Sentenced to death for the Newton County murder of his ex-girlfriend’s son, 28-year-old Gary Lamar Jones.

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WORSLEY, JOHNNIE A Sentenced to death for the1995 rape and murder of his 17-year-old stepdaughter and the murder of his wife.

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WILSON, WILLIE J JR Sentenced to death in Feb. 1982 in Pierce County for the murders of Alfred Boatwright, 64, and Morris Highsmith, 58, during an armed robbery on Jun. 22, 1981 at Boatright's handyman store.

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WILSON, MARION JR Sentenced to death for robbing and murdering off-duty prison guard Donovan Corey Parks in Milledgeville in 1996.

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WILLIS, DEMETRIUS GOSHEUN Sentenced to death for the Atlanta murders of his former girlfriend, her boyfriend and their 3-year-old son.

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WHATLEY, FREDERICK RAMONE Sentenced to death in Spalding County for the Nov. 3, 1993, robbery and beating death of a McDonald's restaurant employee. The 18-year-old victim, Mark Fugate, was a key witness against his own father, Wallace Marvin Fugate III, who killed his mother.

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TOLLETTE, LEON Sentenced to death in 1997 for killing guard John Hamilton, in a botched robbery in Columbus on December 21, 1995.

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WILLIAMS, JOSEPH Sentenced to death for murdering Michael Deal in the Chatham County jail in 2001.

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THARPE, KEITH LEROY Sentenced to death in January 1991 in Jones County for the shotgun slaying of his 29-year-old sister-in-law, Jacqueline Freeman. On Sept. 25, 1990, Tharpe, who had repeatedly threatened and harassed his estranged wife and her family, used his vehicle to force his wife's car off the road. After shooting Freeman twice, he kidnapped and raped his estranged wife.

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STINSKI, DARRYL SCOTT Sentenced to death for the murders of Susan Pittman, 41, and her 13-year-old daughter, Kimberly, during a burglary at their Savannah home April 10-11, 2002.

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SEALEY, RICHARD Sentenced to death for the murders of John and Fannie Mae Tubner. with an ax during a robbery at their Ellenwood home on Jan. 23, 2000.

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ROGERS, JAMES R Sentenced to death in May 1982 in Floyd County for the torture and killing of 75-year-old Grace Perry.

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RIVERA, REINALDO JAVIER Sentenced to death in Richmond County for raping and killing Army Sgt. Marni Glista, 21; Tabitha Bosdell, 17; Melissa Dingess, 17; and Tiffaney Wilson, 17.

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RICE, LAWRENCE Sentenced to death in 2008 of killing Connie Mincher and her teenage son, Ethan, in their east Cobb home in April 2003.

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RAULERSON, BILLY DANIEL Sentenced to death in March 1996 in Chatham County for a Memorial Day 1993 killing spree. Raulerson killed 18-year-old Charlye Dixon and her fiance, 19-year-old Jason Hampton, raping Dixon after her murder. Raulerson then broke into the home of Teresa Gail Taylor, 40, and killed her.

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PACE, LYNDON FITZGERALD Sentenced to death in March 1996 in Fulton County. Pace committed a series of rapes and murders, mainly preying on elderly women from August 1988 through February 1989. He was convicted of killing Lula Bell McAfee, 86, Johnnie Mae Martin, 79, Mattie Mae McLendon, 78 and Annie Kate Britt, 42.

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PYE, WILLIE JAMES Sentenced to death in Spalding County in July 1996. He was convicted of the November 1993 rape, sodomy and shooting death of a 21-year-old woman in a supposed drug deal gone bad.

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RAHEEM, MUSTAFA ASKIA Sentenced to death in Henry County in 2001 for the 1999 Good Friday murders of a Miriam Diane Hollis and her son, 19-year-old Brandon Jamal Hollis.

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PRESNELL, VIRGIL DELANO JR Sentenced to death in October 1976 in Cobb County. Five months earlier, on May 4, 1976, he kidnapped two school girls . Presnell lay in wait for the 10- and 8-year-old girls, he confessed. He raped and sodomized the older girl and when 8-year-old Lori Ann Smith tried to run away, he drowned her in a stream.

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PERKINSON, ERIC ALEXANDER Sentenced to death for the 1998 Bartow County murder of 16-year-old Louis Nava.

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PALMER, WILLIE WILLIAMS Sentenced to death in Burke County for the murders of his estranged wife Brenda Jenkins Palmer, 31, and her daughter Christine Jenkins, 15, in Vidette, Ga.

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NANCE, MICHAEL WAYNE Sentenced to death for the murder of Gabor Balogh on Dec. 18, 1993, after Nance robbed the Tucker Federal Bank in Lilburn.

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MORROW, SCOTTY GARNELL Sentenced to death for the 1994 Hall County murders of his former girlfriend, Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods.

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OKELLEY, DORIAN FRANK Sentenced to death in the 2002 murders of Susan Pittman and her 13-year-old daughter, Kimberly.

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MITCHELL, NELSON EARL Sentenced to death in January 1990 in Early County for killing Iron City Police Chief Robert Cunningham, 51, during a routine traffic stop.

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MOODY, JEREMY LEE Sentenced to death for the murders of 15-year-old Delarlnova “Del” Mattox and 13-year-old Chrisondra Sierra Kimble after raping Kimble in April 2007.

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MEDERS, JIMMY FLETCHER Sentenced to death in April 1989 in Glynn County for the robbery and murder of a convenience store clerk. Don Anderson, 47, was shot twice as he lay on the floor after being robbed of the night of Oct. 14, 1987.

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MILLER, MICHAEL Sentenced to death in November 1988 in Walton County for the robbery and killing of 35-year-old Larry Judson Sneed.

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MARTIN, DEKELVIN RAFAEL Sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend’s 12-year-old son and her grandparents.

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MALDONADO, PABLO FERNANDO Sentenced to death for the June 11, 2009 murder of 53-year-old Conyers landscaper Tim Clements.

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LEDFORD, MICHAEL WILLIAM Sentenced to death for the murder of Jennifer Ewing, who was attacked and killed while biking along the Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County.

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LEE, JAMES ALLYSON Sentenced to death for the 1994 killing of his step-mother, Sharon Varnadore Chancey of Blackshear.

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KING, WARREN Sentenced to death in 1998 for the 1994 fatal shooting of an Appling County woman during a convenience store robbery.

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JONES, JERRY WILLIAM Sentenced to death for the January 2004 murders of his former girlfriend's parents, sister and their 10-month old daughter.

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LANCE, DONNIE CLEVELAND Sentenced to death for the 1997 murder of his ex-wife and her boyfriend in Maysville.

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JONES, ASHLEY LYNDOL Sentenced to death in June 1995 in Coffee County for the murder of Carlton Keith Holland. On March 31, 1993, in Ware County, Jones and co-defendant Allen Brunner were drinking and driving in a stolen vehicle when it developed car trouble. Jones knocked on the door at Carlton Keith Holland's home and asked for help. As Holland, 39, leaned over the engine and his wife watched through the window, Jones slammed a wrench and later a sledgehammer on Mr. Holland's head.

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JEFFERSON, LAWRENCE J Sentenced to death in March 1986 in Cobb County for the robbery and killing of his construction job supervisor Edward Taulbee, 37. On May 1, 1985, they went fishing at Lake Allatoona. Later, Jefferson arrived home in the victim's vehicle and told a neighbor, "My fat little buddy is dead." Taulbee's body was found the next day; he had been beaten with a stick and then his skull was crushed with a 40-pound tree trunk.

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HUMPHREYS, STACEY IAN Sentenced to death for for the 2003 murder of two Cobb real estate agents he robbed, stripped naked and shot in the head inside their Cobb County office.

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HULETT, DONNIE ALLEN Sentenced to death for the July 2002 murders of brothers Larry and Arvine Phelps of Dalton.

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HEIDLER, JERRY SCOTT Received four death sentences, one each for Danny Daniels , 47, Kim Daniels 33, Jessica Daniels , 16, and Bryant Daniels , 8, who Heidler shot dead in their beds in Santa Claus on Dec. 4, 1997.

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HOLIDAY, DALLAS B Sentenced to death in November 1986 in Jefferson County for killing 66-year-old Leon Johnson Williams on March 11, 1986. Williams went on his usual early morning walk when Holiday attacked him, hitting him in the head at least seven times and shooting him. Holiday had broken into a home the night before and stolen the murder weapon.

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HARGROVE, ADRIAN Sentenced to death on March 25, 2014 in Richmond County Superior Court for the brutal Feb. 9, 2008, slayings of 18-year-old Allyson Pederson and her parents, Sharon and Andrew Hartley. Pederson, who was pregnant, and the Hartleys were repeatedly stabbed with a butcher knife and beaten by Hargrove.

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GARY, CARLTON Sentenced to death in 1986 for the rapes and strangulation murders of 3 elderly women in Columbus

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FRANKS, DAVID SCOTT Sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of 35-year-old Deborah Wilson.

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FOSTER, TIMOTHY T Sentenced to death for the Aug. 27, 1986 murder of Queen Madge White, 79. Her jaw was broken, she had gashes on the top of her head and she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

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ESPOSITO, JOHN ANTHONY Sentenced to death for the murder of murder of Lola Davis, an elderly woman who was kidnapped in September 1996 from a Lumberton, N.C., grocery store parking lot and taken to Morgan County, where she was beaten to death with a tree limb.

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EDENFIELD, DAVID HOMER Sentenced to death for molesting and strangling 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios inside a mobile home before the child's body was wrapped in trash bags and dumped near a road in March, 2007.

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DRANE, LEONARD Was sentenced to death in Elbert County in September 1992 for killing Linda Renee Blackmon, 27, on June 13, 1990, while he was on probation for other crimes. She had been raped and shot. Her throat was cut.

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DRUCKER, JOSHUA KEVIN Sentenced to death for the murders of David Andrew Robertson, 40, and Robertson's girlfriend, Lora Nikolova, 25.

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BUTTS, ROBERT EARL JR Sentenced to death for robbing and murdering off-duty prison guard Donovan Corey Parks in Milledgeville in 1996.

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CROMARTIE, RAY JEFFERSON Sentenced to death for the April 19, 1994, shooting death of a clerk at convenience store in Thomasville.

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CLARK, CLEVELAND Sentenced to death for the murder of 22-year-old Sparkle Rai on April 26, 2000, in her Union City apartment. Cleveland stabbed and strangled Rai with a vacuum cleaner chord in front of her crying 6-month-old daughter after being paid by Rai's father-in-law, Chiman Rai, a native of India, who wanted Rai dead because he opposed his son marrying an African-American woman.

by: GDOC

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BROCKMAN, WARD ANTHONY Sentenced to death for the 1990 slaying of 22-year-old Columbus gas station manager Billy Lynn.

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BROOKINS, BRIAN WAYNE Sentenced to death for the murders of his wife Suzanne McDade Brookins and her 15-year-old daughter Samantha Giles.

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