published Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Georgia inmate executed for killing family in 1993

JACKSON, Ga. — A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister has been executed after the courts allowed what was likely the nation’s first video-recorded execution in almost two decades.

Andrew DeYoung was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson after courts turned down his appeals.

The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m. DeYoung blinked his eyes and swallowed for about two minutes, then his eyes closed and he became still.

The execution was set for Wednesday but was pushed back a day as the state tried to block the video recording. It was requested by another death row inmate seeking evidence of problems with Georgia’s reconfigured lethal injection procedure.

A video camera and a camera operator were in place for the execution.

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rolando said...

It's about damn time. On Death Row for only 17 years. What a waste of taxpayers' money.

Just think how many illegal aliens the state could have supported for that money [sarcasm]...or how many truly needy citizens could have been helped instead of wasting it on a scumbag murderer.

I say do as the military does and give them one automatic judicial appeal within one year, based only on the technical or legal aspects of the case and trial, and allow the consideration of new evidence only.

Then, all aspects being found legally sufficient, flip the switch... Thus bringing justice to the killer's victims, protecting the public, and releasing scarce monies to help the citizens of the state.

'Course the trial lawyers would hate that, but...well...we all know what they can do.

July 22, 2011 at 6:49 a.m.
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