Thu., August 30, 2012 10:12am
A District Attorney says he will seek the death penalty for three Army soldiers based at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia. They are accused of killing two people to protect an anti-government militia. The soldiers allegedly planned to overthrow the government.
Mon., July 23, 2012 5:41pm
The Georgia Supreme Court halted Monday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a fellow prison inmate, turning aside his claim of mental disability and blocking the planned lethal injection on other grounds.
Mon., July 23, 2012 9:00am
A Georgia death row inmate's execution is set to go forth unless he gets last-minute relief from a court. Warren Lee Hill's execution is set for 7 p.m. Monday. Hill was serving a life sentence when he was convicted in the 1990 death of a fellow inmate.
Fri., July 20, 2012 7:03am
A state court has declined to halt the execution of a Georgia death row inmate set to die Monday.
Wed., February 1, 2012 7:38am
A judge halted the execution of a Georgia man less than an hour before he was set to die for the 2001 murders of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, acting after the inmate signaled he would file a new round of appeals.
Mon., January 30, 2012 6:05pm
The Georgia pardons board has denied clemency for a death row inmate who has refused to file appeals that would likely delay his lethal injection for years.
Mon., January 30, 2012 8:00am
The Georgia pardons board is set to consider the case of a death row inmate who has refused to file appeals that would likely delay his execution for years. The Board of Pardons and Paroles is meeting Monday to review the case of Nicholas Cody Tate.
Fri., January 20, 2012 11:00am
The brother of a death row inmate convicted in the 2001 killing a woman and her 3-year-old daughter wants state and federal judges to allow him to pursue appeals on his brother's behalf. Nicholas Cody Tate is set to be executed Jan. 31 and he has refused to challenge his conviction and death sentence.
Mon., January 9, 2012 7:28am
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment. NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.
Mon., January 2, 2012 10:30am
Some Georgia death row inmates could lose their attorneys amid budget cuts that could potentially halt appeals hearings and even delay executions. To make up for the gap, a nonprofit that is involved in 90 percent of death-row cases will ask lawmakers for more funding to avoid layoffs.