Sallie also returned to Georgia.
He rented a mobile home under a fake name in near Hinesville, three counties northeast of Bacon County, and he had a friend buy him a handgun.
In the early morning hours of March 28, 1990, Sallie, dressed in green camouflage clothing and carrying duct tape and four pairs of handcuffs, broke into the home of John and Linda Moore.
He shot John Moore six times. and then turned the gun on his mother-in-law, shooting her in the thumb, the shoulder, and both thighs. He handcuffed Linda Moore and her 9-year-old son, Justin, to each other and a bed rail. He took Robin and her 17-year-old sister, April, to his mobile home in Liberty County where he assaulted them.
He released the sisters the next day after asking them not to press charges.
On Wednesday night, Georgia executed Steven Spears for murdering his ex-girlfriend in 2001 in her Dahlonega home. Spears confessed to the murder and did not appeal his death sentence.
If Sallie is put to death, he will be ninth person Georgia has executed since Jan. 1, more than any year since 1957 and more than any other state in 2016.