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For Immediate Release

Gissendaner Execution Media Advisory - Inmate�s Last Meal

FORSYTH, Ga. — Condemned murderer Kelly Renee Gissendaner is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Gissendaner was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of her husband Doug Gissendaner in Gwinnett County.

Media witnesses for the execution are: Kate Brumback, The Associated Press; Rhonda Cook, Atlanta Journal Constitution; Craig “Tyler” Estep, Gwinnett Daily Post; Tony Thomas, WSB-TV; and Scott Light, CBS46.

Gissendaner requested a last meal consisting of cornbread, side of buttermilk, two cheeseburgers, two large orders of french fries, cherry vanilla ice cream, popcorn, salad with boiled eggs, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, carrots, cheese and buttermilk dressing and lemonade.

There have been 57 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Gissendaner will be the 35th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 81 men on death row in Georgia. Gissendaner is currently the only woman on death row.

The Georgia Diagnostic and 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 p.m. on Monday. 

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