GDOC Press Release:
FORSYTH, Ga. – The Baldwin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Robert Earl Butts, Jr. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between May 3 and May 10, 2018. Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier has set the date for Thursday, May 3, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.
Butts was convicted in 1998 for the murder of Donovan Corey Parks. If executed, Butts will be the 49th inmate put to death by lethal injection.