Georgia Man Convicted of Abduction, Rape, and Murder Executed Despite Last-Minute Clemency Pleas

Jackson, Georgia – Willie James Pye, a convicted man on death row for the 1993 abduction, rape, and murder of his former girlfriend, was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday night at a prison in Jackson. This marks the state’s first execution since 2020. Despite a plea for clemency based on Pye’s intellectual disability, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to stay the execution. The Georgia parole board also denied a clemency request earlier …

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