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Georgia Department of Corrections
Homer Bryson, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Gwendolyn Hogan
(478) 992-5247
Hogang00@dcor.state.ga.us

STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Walton County Murderer - Brian Keith Terrell to be Executed on March 10th

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Walton County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Brian Keith Terrell. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between March 10-17, 2015. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Tuesday, March 10 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Brian Keith Terrell was convicted in 2001 for the robbery and murder of John Henry Watson. If executed, Terrell will be the 36th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Terrell and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (www.dcor.state.ga.us).

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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