Marion Wilson was put to death on the evening of Thursday, June 20, 2019. It was Georgia's second execution of 2019; Scotty Morrow was executed on May 2. The state executed nine inmates in 2016, but the pace of executions slowed after that, with a single one in 2017 and two in 2018. There are several other inmates on Georgia’s Death Row who might see the last of their appeals rejected soon.
Wilson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Baldwin County — along with co-defendant Robert Butts — for the 1996 shooting death of 24-year-old off-duty corrections officer Donovan Parks. Wilson and Butts asked Parks for a ride from a local Walmart store, then minutes later ordered him from the car and shot him in the head. Butts was executed in 2018.
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Source: Georgia Dept. of Corrections