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A Georgia man convicted of the 1996 shotgun killing to maintain that he “ain’t never had a life before he was put to death by lethal injection on Thursday.
Marion Wilson, Jr., 42, and Robert Earl Butts Jr. have been convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the shotgun murder of a 24-year-old Donovan Corey Parks of Milledgeville — about 90 miles south-east of the Atlanta area.
FILE name: Marion Wilson, Jr. Wilson was convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard in Georgia for more than two decades.
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Wilson said to his family, friends, and supporters to receive a lethal injection of pentobarbital at the state prison, Jackson, “I love y’all for ever. Death can’t stop it. You can’t stop anything.”
He has accepted an offer to have a prayer of reading it. The have been completed, the execution chamber at 9:40 a.m., and Wilson was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
Wilson was sentenced in November 1997, with the intent to murder, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Butts, who has been found guilty of the charge the same for a year or so later, it was carried out in May of 2018.
FATHER WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH, BUT EXECUTIONS ARE RARE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The murder took place on the 28th of March, 1996, after the Parks we went to a Walmart to buy cat food the other day, leaving his car right in front of the door. A witness overheard Butts to ask the Parks for a ride, and a number of people were in the Parks’ car, according to a Georgia Supreme Court’s summary of the evidence and testimony presented at the trial.
My line is in the front passenger seat and Wilson in the back as they left. A short distance away, the men will be ordered Parks out of the car, shot him in the back of the head, and stole his car, prosecutors said.
At Wilson’s trial, while the jury for the imposition of the death penalty, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit district attorney Fred Bright said to Wilson, “blew up (the Parks) brain on the side of the road.”
Parks’ brother, Chris Parks, and was a witness to the murder of the two Ends, and Wilson. He told The Associated Press last week that he was frustrated with how long it took for the death penalty to be carried out. Now, he said, and he hopes his family can begin to heal.
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“The execution will not bring her back,” he said, referring to his older brother. “But what about the performance does it provides a starting point for me, my dad, our family, and at the end, you get some kind of closure and begin the healing process.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.