Marcus Ray Johnson to be executed on November 19

Commissioner: 
Homer Bryson
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lisa Rodriguez-Presley
Contact Number: 
(478) 992-5219
Contact Email: 
Lisa.Rodriguez-Presley@gdc.ga.gov
STATE OF GEORGIA

For Immediate Release

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Dougherty County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Marcus Ray Johnson. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between November 19 – November 26, 2015. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Thursday, November 19, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Johnson was convicted in 1998 for the murder of Angela Sizemore. If executed, Johnson will be the 36th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Johnson and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (gdc.ga.gov).

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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