The faces of Georgia's Death Row
Photo application by Rhonda Cook, Mandi Albright and Pete Corson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia has executed Carlton Gary, known as the Columbus "Stocking Strangler" — the state's first execution of 2018. The state executed nine inmates in 2016, more than any other year since capital punishment was reinstated nationwide in 1976, but only one inmate -- J.W. Ledford -- in 2017. There are several others on Georgia’s Death Row who might see the last of their appeals rejected soon.
Carlton Gary was executed March 15 for murdering three elderly women in Columbus in the late 1970s. Known as the “Stocking Strangler,” seven deaths were attributed to Gary even though he was ultimately tried for the murders of only three women. For seven months in 1977 and 1978, the murders paralyzed Columbus and terrorized older women living in Columbus’ Wynnton neighborhood.
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Source: Georgia Dept. of Corrections