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US executes man for convenience store clerk murder

Posted Nov 14, 2019 by AFP
The US state of Georgia has executed a man for the 1994 murder of a convenience store clerk, US media reported.
The US Supreme Courtrejected the final appeal of Ray Cromartie  who was executed by lethal injection
The US Supreme Courtrejected the final appeal of Ray Cromartie, who was executed by lethal injection
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The US state of Georgia has executed a man for the 1994 murder of a convenience store clerk, US media reported.

Ray Cromartie, 52, was given a lethal injection late Wednesday at a prison south of Atlanta, less than an hour after the US Supreme Court rejected his appeal for a stay of execution.

He was sentenced to death for the shooting of 50-year-old Richard Slysz, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cromartie had consistently maintained his innocence and the victim's daughter, Elizabeth Legette, supported his requests for new DNA testing, which successive courts refused, the Journal-Constitution wrote.