JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man was executed Tuesday for stabbing a neighbor to death who had spurned his sexual advances.
Robert Newland, 65, was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison at Jackson and was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m. by authorities. He was the first person executed in Georgia this year.
Newland was convicted in 1987 and sentenced to death for the slaying of Carol Sanders Beatty, a 27-year-old former state and national amateur diving champion.
Authorities say Newland went to the woman's duplex on St. Simons Island in May 1986 after a drinking binge and tried to kiss her. They say he drew a knife and stabbed her repeatedly after she refused his advances.
The woman died hours later, shortly after identifying Newland as the killer to police. SOURCE
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Robert Newland Executed
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