Georgia inmate executed for killing family in 1993

Georgia inmate executed for killing family in 1993

July 21st, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

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.