The Supreme Court of Georgia and U.S. Supreme Court denied Sallie’s attorney’s requests for a stay of execution Tuesday. Sallie was executed at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday night, Georgia plans to carry out its ninth execution of the year, the most since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia in 1976.
At the same time, new death sentences are getting rarer and rarer. It’s been more than two years since a Georgia jury handed one down.
Getting inside the state’s capital punishment contradiction, means getting inside the cases of the condemned.