For Immediate Release
Execution Date Set for Cobb County Murderer
Brandon Astor Jones to be executed on February 2
FORSYTH, Ga. – The Cobb County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Brandon Astor Jones. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between February 2-9, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Tuesday, February 2, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.
Brandon Astor Jones was convicted in 1979 for the murder of Roger Tackett. If executed, Jones will be the 38th inmate put to death by lethal injection.
Media interested in a picture of Jones 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.