Execution date set for Brandon Jones

posted Jan 13, 2016, 6:39 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah

An execution date has been set for 72 year old Brandon Jones for Feb. 2 at 7pm. We’ve included the short AJC article below and will share more information as it becomes available.



Georgia schedules execution for 1979 murder

Rhonda Cook

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jan. 13, 2016

A death warrant has been signed setting the execution of Brandon Astor Jones for Feb. 2 for the 1979 murder of a Cobb County convenience store manager.

If Jones is executed, he will be the first of five expected over the next few weeks and months.

According to the warrant signed Wednesday, he is to be executed between noon Feb. 2 and noon Feb. 9 but the time has been fixed for 7 p.m. on the first day of the window.

Last year Georgia put to death four men and a woman, the largest number of executions this state has carried out in a year since 1987.

Jones, now 72, was convicted of murdering Roger Tackett, who had stayed after closing at the Tenneco convenience store he managed to do paperwork.

Jones co-defendant, Van Roosevelt Solomon, was put to death in 1985.