The Jones County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Keith Leroy Tharpe. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between September 26 and October 3, 2017. Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier has set the date for Tuesday, September 26, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.
Tharpe was convicted for the 1990 murder of Jacquelin Freeman. If executed, Tharpe will be the 48th inmate put to death by lethal injection.