Georgia Inmate Set to Be Executed

ATLANTA — Condemned murderer William Earl Lynd is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.

Lynd was sentenced to death for the December 1988 murder of Ginger Moore in Berrien County.

Media witnesses for the execution are Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press; Donna Branch, WTHO-FM, Thompson, Ga.; Josephine Bennett, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Debbie Cole, The Berrien Press; and The Macon Telegraph.

Lynd has requested as his last meal two pepper jack BBQ burgers with crisp onions, two baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon and cheese, and one large strawberry milkshake, from a local restaurant.

There have been 40 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Lynd will be the 17th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 112 men and one female on death row in Georgia

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