Georgia executes man for beating death over car keys: prison spokeswoman

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Posted: Mar 31, 2016 9:50 PM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Georgia executed a man on Thursday convicted of beating another man to death with a wooden closet rod in 1994, a prison spokeswoman said.

Joshua Bishop, 41, who had also admitted to being involved in a second murder, died by injection at 9:27 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, said Lisa Rodriguez-Presley, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Sandra Maler)