A Georgia man convicted of killing an elderly Savannah woman more than three decades ago has been executed by state corrections officials. Roy Willard Blankenship was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson after state and federal courts turned down his appeals. The 56-year-old was pronounced dead at 8:37 p.m.
Georgia executed a man last night who had tried to kill himself last week by cutting his throat and arms with a razor. Brandon Joseph Rhode was put to death by lethal injection for the murder of 2 Children and their father.