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Execution Date Rescheduled for Baldwin County Murderer

Gregory C. Dozier
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May 3, 2018

Execution Date Rescheduled for Baldwin County Murderer
Robert Earl Butts, Jr. to be executed on May 4

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Baldwin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Robert Earl Butts, Jr. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between May 3 and May 10, 2018. Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier has set the date for Friday, May 4, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Butts was convicted in 1998 for the murder of Donovan Corey Parks.  If executed, Butts will be the 49th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a photograph of Butts and a listing of his crimes may visit the GDC website (

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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