Georgia set to execute man for 1992 murder

FORSYTH, Ga. — Condemned murderer Willie James Pye is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Pye was sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of Alicia Lynn Yarborough. He requested a last meal of two chicken sandwiches, two cheeseburgers, french fries, two bags of plain potato chips and two lemon-lime sodas.

Media witnesses for the execution are Jeff Martin of the Associated Press’ Atlanta Bureau; Jennifer Peebles of The Atlanta Journal Constitution; Karen Gunnels of the Griffin Daily News and Amanda Peralta of WGXA.

There have been 75 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. If executed, Pye will be the 54th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 36 men and one woman under death sentence in Georgia.

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