Georgia executes man for 1996 murder of female neighbor: state attorney general

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 12, 2016 7:55 PM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man whose next-door neighbor pleaded for her life before he killed her during a 1996 burglary was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday in the U.S. state, the state's attorney general said.

Kenneth Earl Fults, 47, died by injection at 7:37 p.m. local time (11:37 PM GMT) at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Attorney General Sam Olens said.

(Reporting by David Beasley in Atlanta; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)