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Georgia's Ray Cromartie Executed By Lethal Injection

Ray Jefferson Cromartie (52) was on November 13, 2019, executed by the state of Georgia, USA, after 22 years on death row, reported numerous media on November 14, 2019. He was killed by lethal injection after been given his last meal.

The African American was convicted by a court in Georgia in 1997 of gunning down a cashier at a convenience store in Thomasville, Georgia, on April 7, 1994. He was sentenced to death. Testimony to the court by two other defendants that said it was, indeed, Ray Cromartie who gunned down the cashier was said to be the backbone of the court's decision. In return to their testimony, the duo were given a lenient sentence by the court.

Notwithstanding, however, Ray Cromartie had all along until his execution, maintained he was not the shooter. In support of their client's stance, his lawyers had been seeking without success, his retrial on basis of recent DNA evidence they claimed would have proved their client was not the one who pulled the trigger of the gun that killed the cashier.

USA and Japan are the only Western countries that still embrace the death penalty.


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