Georgia executes its oldest death row inmate for 1979 murder

February 3, 2016 08:02

ATLANTA - The oldest inmate on Georgia's death row, a 72-year-old man convicted of murdering a convenience store manager in a 1979 robbery, was executed early on Wednesday, a state prison official said.

Brandon Astor Jones died by lethal injection at 12:46 a.m., at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, in fifth execution this year in the United States.

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