Morrow Execution Media Advisory

Commissioner: 
Timothy C. Ward
Director of Public Affairs: 
Joan Heath
Contact Name: 
Lori Benoit
Contact Email: 
Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov
Date: 
April 29, 2019
STATE OF GEORGIA

Morrow Execution Media Advisory
Inmate’s Last Meal

FORSYTH, Ga. – Condemned murderer Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Morrow was sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder of Tonya Rochelle Woods and Barbara Ann Young.

Media witnesses for the execution are Kate Brumback, Associated Press - Atlanta Bureau, Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nick Watson, The Gainesville Times, and Scott Kimbler, Jacobs Media - Access WDUN.

Morrow requested a last meal of a hamburger with mayonnaise, two chicken and waffle meals, a pint of butter pecan ice cream, a bag of buttered popcorn, two all-beef franks, and a large lemonade.

There have been 71 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. If executed, Morrow will be the 50th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 49 men under death sentence in Georgia.

The Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75. From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile. The entrance to the prison is on the left. Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

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