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Wilson Execution Final Media Advisory

Timothy C. Ward
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Joan Heath
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June 20, 2019

Wilson Execution Final Media Advisory

FORSYTH, Ga. – The execution of condemned murderer Marion Wilson, Jr. scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson was carried out on June 20, 2019, at 9:52 p.m in accordance with state law. Wilson accepted a final prayer and recorded a final statement. Wilson was sentenced to death in 1997 for the murder of Donovan Corey Parks.

There have been 73 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Wilson was the 51st inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 46 men and one woman under death sentence in Georgia.


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