Georgia executes man who killed woman during 1996 burglary

| April 13, 2016

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JACKSON, Ga. – Georgia has executed its fourth person this year, a man convicted of the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman during a 1996 crime spree.

Kenneth Fults, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson after he received an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital.

Earlier in the day, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request to stay the execution.

Fults had pleaded guilty to killing his neighbor, Cathy Bounds, during a burglary in January 1996 and was sentenced to death by a jury.

Fults’ lawyers had said he had an extremely tough childhood and an intellectual disability that kept him from acting appropriately.

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  1. Eric "Da Blacksheep" TrixNDix says:

    Twenty Years…TWENTY YEARS on death row. He admitted guilt but it still took them 20 years to rid the world of him. That’s 20 years of housing, food, medical care, and other expenditures. They need an express lane.