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Wellons Execution Media Advisory - Inmate�s Last Meal

Forsyth - Condemned murderer Marcus Wellons is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.  Wellons was sentenced to death in the 1989 murder of 15 year-old India Roberts in Cobb County.

Media witnesses for the execution are: Kate Brumback, The Associated Press; Jon Gillooly, The Marietta Daily Journal; Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Scott Kimbler, WYAY-FM — News Radio 106.7; and Adam Ragusea, Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Wellons declined to request a special last meal and instead will be offered the institution’s meal tray, consisting of shepherd's pie, mashed potatoes, red beans, cabbage relish salad, corn bread, sugar cookies and fruit punch.

There have been 53 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Wellons will be the 31st inmate put to death by lethal injection.  There are presently 91 men and one woman on death row in Georgia.

The Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75.  From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile.  The entrance to the prison is on the left.  Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.


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