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Roy Blankenship

Roy Blankenship was executed by the state of Georgia on June 23, 2011.  He was pronounced dead at 8:37pm.

On January 27, 2011, the Chatham County Superior Court
has ordered the execution of Roy Blankenship. 
The Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution on a date
between February 9, 2011 and February 16, 2011.
Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for February 9, 2011 at
the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Blankenship's clemency hearing was scheduled
for 9:00am on Thursday, February 3,2011.

On February 4, 2011, a Chatham County Superior Court Judge
ordered that the untested DNA evidence be transferred to a
lab for an assessment about whether DNA testing can in fact be done.


On June 6, 2011, the Chatham County Superior Court has ordered the execution of
Roy Blankenship. The Court ordered the Department to carry out
 the execution on a date between June 23, 2011 and June 30, 2011.
Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for June 23, 2011 at the
Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.

On June 21, 2011, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob temporarily halted the execution of Roy Blankenship, who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday at 7pm, so she can consider all information provided in today's hearing.

 





Take Action

You can help stop the execution of Roy Blankenship by sending a letter to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and Rainbow Medical Associates.

Letter to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Letter to Rainbow Medical Associates

Please download the letters, add your name and address, then mail or fax to:

State Board of Pardons and Paroles
Floyd Veterans Memorial Building
Balcony Level, East Tower
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30334-4909
Fax: 404-651-6670

Dr. Carlo Musso, President, and Employees
CorrectHealth
9020 Peridot Parkway
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Fax: 770-692-4754



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