Willie James Pye to be executed on March 20

FORSYTH, Ga. –  The Spalding County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Willie James Pye. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between March 20, 2024 and March 27, 2024. Commissioner Tyrone Oliver has set the date for Wednesday, March 20, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Pye was convicted in Spalding County for the 1992 murder of Alicia Lynn Yarborough. If executed, Pye will be the 54th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a photograph of Pye and a listing of his crimes may visit the GDC website gdc.georgia.gov.



About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit gdc.georgia.gov.



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