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Georgia Executes Oldest Death Row Inmate


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Georgia Executes Oldest Death Row Inmate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State of Georgia last night executed 72 year old Brandon Astor Jones, the oldest person on death row in the State. Mr Jones had served 36 years in prison.

In March 2013, Georgia passed a sweeping secrecy law enabling it to keep the source and composition of its lethal-injection drugs as a state secret.

Commenting on the execution, Maya Foa, Director of Reprieve's Death Penalty Team, said:

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