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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 2:40pm

Execution Date Set For Georgia Death Row Inmate

Corrections officials in Georgia say a man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy is set for execution later this month.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release Friday that Commissioner Brian Owens has scheduled the execution of Andrew Howard Brannan for January 13 at 7 p.m.

Brannan was sentence to die for the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Laurens County sheriff's deputy Kyle Dinkheller.

Authorities have said Dinkheller stopped Brannan for driving 98 mph and demanded he take his hands from his pockets. Brannan then began cursing, dancing in the street and saying "shoot me" before he rushed the deputy. Police found Brannan the next day hiding in a sleeping bag beneath a camouflage tarp.

A jury in 2000 found Brannan guilty in Dinkheller's killing.