Georgia schedules execution after high court lethal injection ruling Mike Rosen-Molina at 12:25 PM ET
[JURIST] A Georgia court has scheduled the execution [press release] of a convicted killer after the US Supreme Court last week upheld Kentucky's lethal injection protocol [JURIST report], ending a de facto national moratorium on the death penalty. William Earl Lynd, who was convicted of the 1988 murder of his girlfriend, is scheduled to be executed during on May 6, according to Wednesday media reports. If the execution takes place as scheduled, it will be the first execution since the Supreme Court's ruling. Reuters has more. AP has additional coverage.
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