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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 3:43am

Andrew Cook Executed

Death row inmate Andrew Allen Cook died by lethal injection Thursday at 11:22 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia.

Cook was set to be executed Thursday at 7 p.m. by lethal injection, but the execution was delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on Cook's last-minute appeal. The court declined to issue a stay of execution around 10:30 p.m.

Earlier, the Georgia Supreme Court had voted unanimously to deny a stay of execution and denied his request to appeal a lower court's decision.

The 38-year-old Cook was convicted in the 1995 slayings of two Mercer University students. They were shot several times as they sat in a car at Lake Juliette.

Cook didn't know either victim, and authorities say the crime was random.

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