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Execution Date Set for Hall County Murderer

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April 12, 2019
Execution Date Set for Hall County Murderer
Scotty Garnell Morrow to be executed on May 2
FORSYTH, Ga. – The Hall County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Scotty Garnell Morrow. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between May 2 and May 9, 2019. Commissioner Timothy C. Ward has set the date for Thursday, May 2, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Morrow was convicted in 1999 for the murder of Tonya Rochelle Woods and Barbara Ann Young.  If executed, Morrow will be the 50th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

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


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