Gary Execution Final Media Advisory

Commissioner: 
Gregory C. Dozier
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Kasandra Ortiz
Contact Number: 
(478) 796-2489
Contact Email: 
Kasandra.Ortiz@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
March 15, 2018
STATE OF GEORGIA

Gary Execution Final Media Advisory

FORSYTH, Ga. – The execution of condemned murderer Carlton Michael Gary scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson was carried out on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 10:33 p.m. in accordance with state law.  Gary did not accept a final prayer and did not record a final statement. Gary was sentenced to death in 1977 for the murder of Florence Scheible, Martha Thurmond and Kathleen Woodruff.

There have been 69 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Gary was the 48th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 54 men under death sentence in Georgia. 

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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