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US State of Georgia Executes Convicted Cop Killer

The U.S. state of Georgia Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing an Atlanta police officer and wounding another with an automatic assault rifle. Sixty-three year old Gregory Paul Lawler was put to death late Wednesday by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson, some 80 kilometers outside Atlanta. According to court documents, Lawler opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers responding to a domestic dispute at his home in 1997, killing Officer John Sowa and...

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