Conner Execution Media Advisory

Commissioner: 
Homer Bryson
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lisa Rodriguez-Presley
Contact Number: 
478-992-5219
Contact Email: 
Lisa.Rodriguez-Presley@gdc.ga.gov
STATE OF GEORGIA

FORSYTH, Ga. – The execution of condemned murderer John Wayne Conner scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson was carried out on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 12:29 a.m. in accordance with state law. Conner refused a final prayer and did not record a final statement.

Conner was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of James T. White in Telfair County.

There have been 65 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Conner was the 43rd inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 61 men on death row in Georgia.

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