Marcus Ray Johnson's execution date set
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:00:38 GMT — According to a press release issued by the Georgia Department of Corrections , the Dougherty County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Marcus Ray Johnson. Johnson was sentenced to death for the 1994 murder of Angela Sizemore. The victim was found stabbed to death in Dougherty County. Greg Edwards, District Attorney for Dougherty County, prosecuted the case. He says he knew the execution date was nearing. "They had advised me earlier this year that this would be approximately the time that they would be looking at getting all orders completed of that matter," said Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards. The Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution on a date between October 5, 2011 and October 12, 2011. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for October 5, 2011 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m. Sizemore's daughter, Katie Barker, sent a statement to FOX 31 via Facebook stating, "My family and I are just trying to deal with the overwhelming emotion of it all." If executed, Johnson will be the 30th inmate put to death by lethal injection.