Georgia's inmates say & # 39; I'm never taken a life & # 39; before execution
A Georgian man convicted of a 1996 shotgun killing maintained that he "never took a life" before being killed by deadly injection on Thursday.
Marion Wilson Jr., 42, and Robert Earl Butts Jr. was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the shotgun killing of 24-year-old Donovan Corey Parks in Milledgeville – about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta.  FILE: Marion Wilson Jr. Wilson was convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in Georgia more than two decades earlier. "/>
FILE: Marion Wilson Jr. Wilson was convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in Georgia more than two decades earlier.
Wilson told his friends, family, and followers before receiving a deadly injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson: "I love you forever. Death can't stop It can't stop it."
He accepted a offer to have a prayer read. The guard left the execution room at. 9:40 and Wilson was pronounced dead 1
2 minutes later.
Wilson was convicted in November 1997 of murder, armed robbery, hijacking of a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during a crime and possession of a missing shotgun. Butts, found guilty of the same accusation about a year later, was executed in May 2018.
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The killing occurred on March 28, 1996, after the parks went to a walmart to buy cat food and left his car right in front. A witness heard Butts ask Parks for a trip, and more people saw them coming into Park's car, according to a Supreme Court Supreme Court's summary evidence and testimony presented during the trial.
Butts were in the passenger seat and Wilson was in the back when they left. A short distance, the men ordered Parks out of the car, shot him in the back of his head and stole his car, accused prosecutors.
In Wilson's attempt, while asking the jury to impose the death penalty, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District attorney Fred Bright said Wilson "blew (Parks)" brains out on the side of the road. "
Park's brother, Chris Parks, witnessed the executions of both Butts and Wilson. He told The Associated Press last week that he was frustrated with how long it took for the death sentences to be executed. Now he hopes He hopes his family can begin to heal.
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"Execution doesn't bring him back," he said, referring to his brother. "But what the execution is , it provides a starting point for myself, my father, our family, to finally get some kind of closure and to start healing. "
Associated Press contributed to this report.