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Execution Date Set for Newton County Murderer

Homer Bryson
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For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Newton County Murderer
Brian Keith Terrell to be executed on December 8

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Newton 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 December 8-15, 2015. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Tuesday, December 8, 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 37th 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 (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.


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