Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing friend

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) – Georgia plans to execute a man convicted of killing a friend after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said in a news release Friday that John Wayne Conner is to be put to death July 14 at the state prison in Jackson. Georgia executes inmates by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital.

Conner, who’s 60, was convicted in the January 1982 killing of J.T. White. According to court documents, Conner told authorities he beat White during a fight after White said he wanted to go to bed with Conner’s girlfriend.

Conner would be the sixth person executed by Georgia this year. That would be the most executions carried out by the state in a calendar year since the death penalty was reinstated nationwide in 1976.

Categories: Georgia News, WMGT

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