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Execution Date Set for Dawson County Murderer - Tommy Lee Waldrip to be executed on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Forsyth - The Dawson County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Tommy Lee Waldrip. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution July 10-17. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for Tuesday, July 17, 2014 at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison in Jackson at 7pm.

Waldrip was sentenced to death for the April 1991 murder of 23-year-old Keith Evans in Dawson County. If executed, Waldrip will be the 32nd inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Waldrip and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.

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