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Georgia Executes Convict After 34 Years on Death Row

The southern U.S. state of Georgia executed a man early Friday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for the convict who had been on death row for 34 years. John Wayne Conner received a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia. The 60-year-old Conner was scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening, but the appeals process was still under way. His lawyers argued that executing him after 34 years on death row was unconstitutional cruel and...

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