Inmate’s last meal

FORSYTH, Ga. – Condemned murderer Willie James Pye is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Pye was sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of Alicia Lynn Yarborough.

Media witnesses for the execution are Jeff Martin, Associated Press – Atlanta Bureau; Jennifer Peebles, The Atlanta Journal Constitution; Karen Gunnels, Griffin Daily News and Amanda Peralta, WGXA.

Pye requested a last meal of two chicken sandwiches, two cheeseburgers, french fries, two bags of plain potato chips and two lemon-lime sodas. 

There have been 75 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. If executed, Pye will be the 54th inmate put to death by lethal injection.  There are presently 36 men and one woman under death sentence in Georgia.

The Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75.  From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately one quarter mile.  The entrance to the prison is on the left.  Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.



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


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