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Johnson Execution Media Advisory

Commissioner: 
Homer Bryson
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lisa Rodriguez-Presley
Contact Email: 
Lisa.Rodriguez-Presley@gdc.ga.gov
STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

Johnson Execution Media Advisory 

FORSYTH, Ga. – The execution of condemned murderer Marcus Ray Johnson scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson was carried out at 10:11 p.m. in accordance with state law. Johnson declined a final prayer and refused to record a final statement.

Johnson was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Angela Sizemore in Dougherty County.

There have been 58 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. Johnson was the 36th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 77 men on death row in Georgia. 


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