Daniel Anthony Lucas Execution Date Set

Commissioner: 
Homer Bryson
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Gwendolyn Hogan
Contact Number: 
478-992-5247
Contact Email: 
Gwendolyn.Hogan@gdc.ga.gov
STATE OF GEORGIA

Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Jones County Murderer

Daniel Anthony Lucas to be executed on April 27

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Jones County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Daniel Anthony Lucas. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between April 27 and May 4, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Wednesday, April 27, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Daniel Anthony Lucas was convicted in 1999 for the murders of Bryan, Kristin, and Steven Moss. If executed, Lucas will be the 42nd inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Lucas and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (www.gdc.ga.gov).

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

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