Georgia executes man convicted in 1994 slaying

Published 10:47 am Friday, November 20, 2015

JACKSON, Ga. — A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was put to death Thursday after losing a last-minute round of appeals.

Marcus Ray Johnson, 50, was declared dead at 10:11 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia Department of Corrections officials said. Johnson was convicted in the March 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore in Albany.

Johnson declined to make a final statement or have a prayer said for him. The warden left the execution chamber at 9:44 p.m. Records from previous executions show the lethal drug generally starts flowing within minutes after the warden’s exit.

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Brian Kammer, an attorney for Johnson, had argued his client shouldn’t be executed because doubts remained about his guilt. Prosecutors said there was no doubt Johnson killed Sizemore.