Ga. Plans First Execution Since Court Ruling

William Earl Lynd denied clemency for two murders
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 5:47 PM CDT
This January 1996 file photo shows the entrance to a lethal injection table at California's San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif.   (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections)
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(Newser) – A Georgia killer is slated to be the first US inmate to die by lethal injection since the Supreme Court ruled the method constitutional last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The state denied William Earl Lynd clemency today and plans to execute him tomorrow for killing his girlfriend and another woman 20 years ago.