Death row inmate found hanging in cell at state prison in Jackson

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 12:44 PM
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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Corrections says a death row inmate has died of an apparent suicide.

Department spokeswoman Joan Heath says 35-year-old Leeland Mark Braley was found hanging in his cell at a state prison in Jackson at 5:12 a.m. Friday.

Heath declined to release any more details about Braley's death but said it is under investigation.

Braley was sentenced to death in August 1999 for the Sept. 2, 1998 stabbing death of 25-year-old Kelli Hammond, an insurance agent in Zebulon.

According to testimony at Braley's trial, he went into Hammond's business to ask for money. When she refused, he returned with a knife and gun. Prosecutors said Braley cut Hammond's throat and then stabbed her.

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Frank I
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Frank I 01/02/10 - 01:47 pm
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coward

coward

AWyld1
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AWyld1 01/02/10 - 02:02 pm
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I think they should pass out

I think they should pass out rope to death row inmates...maybe they will take the hint.

smartie
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smartie 01/02/10 - 02:08 pm
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awesome! glad to hear it.

awesome! glad to hear it.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 01/02/10 - 02:53 pm
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Loud Applaud from across the

Loud Applaud from across the river................

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55 F-100 01/02/10 - 03:47 pm
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This is wonderful news, and

This is wonderful news, and the state of Georgia should send a thank-you note to his family for saving the state the money to house and feed him for the next several years.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/02/10 - 03:51 pm
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Murders someone in 1998,

Murders someone in 1998, convicted in 1999 and still alive to kill himself 10 years later. At least he did a better job of it that our government did. ALL violent criminals should have the option of life in prison w/o parole or death. All murderers should be put to death. They no longer serve any purpose for our society, use up our tax dollars and no strong message is sent to violent criminals or murderers with our current punishments. Speedy trial, appeal if necessary and appropriate and then carry out the punishment.

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ionlyknow 01/02/10 - 04:03 pm
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No loss

No loss

corgimom
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corgimom 01/02/10 - 04:27 pm
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Another good riddance to bad

Another good riddance to bad rubbish.

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angelkeefer 01/02/10 - 05:53 pm
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I agree with everyone else

I agree with everyone else here. Herray! A murderer is dead at his own handsor should I say sheet! lol.

RoadKing
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RoadKing 01/02/10 - 06:11 pm
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A small taxpayer benefit ....

A small taxpayer benefit ....

lildevil
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lildevil 01/02/10 - 08:26 pm
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Asitisinaug. I thought we

Asitisinaug. I thought we went through this once. Violent Criminals shouldn't have the choice for life in prision with/or without parole. Send them to the firing Squad. I'm still tired of paying for them!!!!!

CalvinCool
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CalvinCool 01/02/10 - 09:31 pm
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A pity this wastrel did not

A pity this wastrel did not off himself before he opted to take another's life.

mieshel
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mieshel 01/02/10 - 09:36 pm
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Ohh well,,,,,,

Ohh well,,,,,,

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/02/10 - 10:25 pm
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It's a pity that anyone would

It's a pity that anyone would applaud someone's death by anyone's hand, even his own, even if you think he deserves it, even if he DOES deserve it. Don't you have anything better to do?

whatsupwiththat
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whatsupwiththat 01/03/10 - 12:01 am
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As the saying goes..."give

As the saying goes..."give 'em enough rope".

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