Execution Date Set for Telfair County Murderer

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

Execution Date Set for Telfair County Murderer
John Wayne Conner to be executed on July 14

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Telfair County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer John Wayne Conner. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between July 14 and July 21, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Thursday, July 14, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

John Wayne Conner was convicted in 1982 for the murder of James T. White. If executed, Conner will be the 43rd inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Conner 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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