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Execution Date Set for Houston County Murderer

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For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Houston County Murderer
Travis Clinton Hittson to be executed on February 17

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Houston County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Travis Clinton Hittson. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between February 17-24, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Wednesday, February 17, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Travis Clinton Hittson was convicted in 1993 for the murder of Navy Seaman Conway Utterbeck. If executed, Hittson will be the 39th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Hittson 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 52,000 state prisoners.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.




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