Ga. man faces execution for murdering deputy

Andrew Howard Brannan

andrew-brannanA Georgia man is set to die Jan. 13 for the 1998 shooting death of a Laurens County sheriff’s deputy.

Andrew Howard Brannan was sentenced to death in 2000 for the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Kyle Dinkheller. Dinkheller stopped Brannan for speeding, and after a scuffle, Brannan shot the deputy nine times, according to an Associated Press report.

The shooting was captured on the deputy’s in car video camera, according to the report. The state’s Supreme Court upheld Brannan’s sentence in 2002, The Associated Press reported.

A Laurens County Superior Court judge ordered the state to carry out the execution between Jan. 13 and Jan 20. Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens set the execution for 7 p.m. on Jan. 13 at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison in Jackson, according to a news release.

If executed, Brannan will be the 33rd Georgia inmate put to death by lethal injection. Brannan would be the first person executed in Georgia since Dec. 9, when Robert Wayne Holsey was put to death for the December 1995 murder of Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Robinson.

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  1. This execution has been a long time coming! My prayers are with the Trooper ‘ s family.

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