Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Number: 
478/992-5247
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
June 5, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer

Marion Wilson, Jr. to be executed on June 20

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Baldwin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Marion Wilson, Jr. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between June 20 and June 27, 2019. Commissioner Timothy C. Ward has set the date for Thursday, June 20, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Wilson was convicted in 1997 for the murder of Donovan Corey Parks.  If executed, Wilson will be the 51st inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a photograph of Wilson and a listing of his crimes may visit the GDC website (www.gdc.ga.gov).

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