Execution of Brandon Rhode is scheduled for Monday, September 27 at 7pm

posted Sep 25, 2010, 11:25 PM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
We've learned that the DOC has reset Brandon Rhode execution date for Monday, September 37 at 7pm. The DOC's press release is below. Please continue to take action and forward this far and wide!

Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner

Director of Public Affairs
Joan Heath

Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772


For Immediate Release

Rhode Granted Second Short-Term Stay of Execution

Brandon Rhode to be executed Monday, September 27, 2010

Atlanta – The Supreme Court of Georgia granted a stay of execution for inmate Brandon Rhode until Monday, September 27, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Jones County Superior Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution on a date between September 21 and September 28, 2010. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for September 27, 2010 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.

Rhode was sentenced to death in 2000 for a triple murder. If executed, he will be the 25th inmate put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.

Media interested in a picture of Rhode and a listing of his crimes may go to the Department of Corrections website (www.dcor.state.ga.us).

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 13,000 employees.