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Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5219

STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Cook Execution Media Advisory
Inmate’s Last Meal

FORSYTH, Ga. — Condemned murderer Andrew Allen Cook is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Cook was sentenced to death for the 1995 murders of Michelle Cartagena and Grant Hendrickson.

Media witnesses for the execution are: Kate Brumback, The Associated Press; Anderw Reeser, WMGT; Will Davis, Monroe County Reporter; Shonti Tager, WGXA and Joe Kovac, The Macon Telegraph.

Cook requested a last meal consisting of steak, baked potato, potato wedges, fried shrimp, lemon meringue pie and soda.

There have been 53 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Cook will be the 30th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 93 men and one woman under death sentence in Georgia.

The Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75. From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile. The entrance to the prison is on the left. Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

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