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Execution date set for Gregory Lawler

posted Oct 5, 2016, 7:55 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah
We're sorry to share that an execution date has been scheduled for Gregory Lawler for October 19

Below is the AJC article. 
 
We've learned that there could potentially be one more date this year.
 
We will circulate more information as we receive it.
 
-GFADP
 
 

Execution warrant signed for Atlanta cop killer

 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1:45 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016  
A warrant was signed Wednesday setting the execution of cop killer Gregory Lawler for any time during the seven days starting withOct. 19.
Lawler was sentenced to die for murdering Atlanta police officer John Sowa and critically wounding his partner, Patricia Cocciolone, on Oct. 12, 1997, moments after the two officers had brought home Lawler’s intoxicated girlfriend.
If Lawler is put to death, he will be the seventh person Georgia has executed this year, more than any other year since capital punishment was reinstated in the mid 1970s.
The Department of Corrections sets the specific date and time that the execution will be carried out. Traditionally, it is set for 7 p.m. on the first day of the seven-day window noted in the execution warrant.
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