This Week in 2011

June 23rd, 2012 by admin

“I hope to see you again.”

– Roy Blankenship, convicted of rape and murder, lethal injection, Georgia. Executed June 23, 2011.

After a night of drinking, Blankenship broke into the home of Sarah Bowen, a 78-year-old women who employed Blankenship for repair jobs. Blankenship raped Bowen, who died of heart failure due to the trauma. His death sentence was reversed twice before he was finally executed using a lethal injection combination containing pentobarbital, which had not been previously used by Georgia for executions.

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