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Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5247

STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Holsey Execution Media Advisory - Inmate�s Last Meal

FORSYTH, Ga. — Condemned murderer Robert Wayne Holsey is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Holsey was sentenced to death for the December 1995 murder of 26-year-old Deputy Sheriff Will Robinson in Baldwin County.

Media witnesses for the execution are: Kate Brumback, The Associated Press; Malcolm Johnson, WGXA; Randall Savage, WMAZ-TV; Walter Geiger, The Herald-Gazette; and Liz Fabian, The Macon Telegraph.

Holsey requested a last meal consisting of eight pieces of fried chicken.

There have been 54 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Holsey will be the 32nd inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 85 men
and one woman on death row 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 Tuesday. 


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