ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has signed an order scheduling the execution of a former Taylor County high school football player who killed one person and injured three others during a 1991 crime spree.
The Georgia Department of Corrections says Daniel Greene will be executed on April 19 at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.
Greene was sentenced to death for killing a 19-year-old man who was trying to aid a store clerk who had been robbed and stabbed by Greene. The former Taylor County high school football star had to be tried in Clayton County in 1992 because of pretrial publicity.
The execution was scheduled months after a federal appeals court rejected Greene's claims that prosecutors unlawfully struck six jurors from the trial and that the prosecutor gave improper closing arguments.