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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.


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Jessica Szilagyi is statewide contributor for All On Georgia and Market Manager for Southeast Georgia. Her main focus with All On Georgia is state and local politics as well as agriculture. She’s served as a policy analyst at the State Capitol and as a campaign manager in political races across the state.

She writes for and has two blogs of her own: ‘The Perspicacious Conservative’, a political blog, and ‘Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers’, a blog on moving from Atlanta to rural Georgia. Jessica is also a contributor for Fox5 Atlanta’s ‘Like it Or Not.’

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