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Georgia sets execution date for man convicted in 1990 murder

The Jones County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Keith Leroy Tharpe. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between September 26 and October 3, 2017. Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier has set the date for Tuesday, September 26, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Tharpe was convicted for the 1990 murder of Jacquelin Freeman.  If executed, Tharpe will be the 48th inmate put to death by lethal injection.