Cobb County Man To Be Executed Today

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Since resuming lethal injections last month, the State of Georgia will execute a death-row inmate convicted of killing his parents and his 14 yr old sister in the family’s northeast Cobb home in 1993.

Andrew Grant DeYoung is set to be put to death tonight, July 20 at 7pm at a Jackson County Jail.

According to prosecutors, DeYoung planned the killings so he could inherit his parents’ estate and start a business. But his 16-year-old brother escaped and went to a neighbor’s house for help, and spotted DeYoung at the crime scene.

He will be the second inmate executed in Georgia since the state changed execution drugs. The state was forced to switch after it surrendered its supply of sodium thiopental amid an investigation into how the drug was obtained.

DeYoung’s lawyers said that pentobarbital would cause needless suffering, but state attorneys deny the claims.

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