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Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer - Robert Wayne Holsey to be executed on Tuesday, December 9

Forsyth — The Morgan County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Robert Wayne Holsey. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution December 9-16, 2014. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison in Jackson at 7pm.

Holsey was sentenced to death for the December 1995 murder of 26-year-old Deputy Sheriff Will Robinson in Baldwin County. If executed, Holsey will be the 32nd inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Holsey and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners and over 160,000 probationers.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.


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