Ga. man executed for 1998 killing of sheriff’s deputy

Andrew Howard Brannan

The state of Georgia has executed a 66-year-old man 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.

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.

Brannan was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. tonight, The Associated Press reported.

“I extend my condolences to the Dinkheller family, especially Kyle’s parents and his wife and his two children,” Brannan said before his execution, The Associated Press reported.

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