FORSYTH, Ga. (WCBD/WSAV) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for a Georgia inmate who was convicted of killing his father-in-law. The execution of condemned murderer William Sallie was carried out on Tuesday night at 10:05 p.m.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Sallie requested a medium pizza with sausage and pepperoni, chicken wings with buffalo sauce and a large soda as a final meal. He also accepted a final prayer and recorded a final statement.
The 50-year-old inmate was convicted of murder in the March 1990 shooting death of John Lee More at his south Georgia home.
In a separate challenge, Sallie’s lawyers asked to reopen his federal petition to have a court consider alleged juror bias that they say makes him eligible for a new trial.
Both challenges have been rejected by the lower courts and appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court which also rejected the challenges.
There have been 68 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
Sallie was the 46th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 58 men on death row in Georgia.