cloudy
Monday August 31st, 2015 1:51PM

Ga. court halts Andrew Cook's scheduled execution

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The Georgia Court of Appeals has temporarily halted Thursday's execution of death row inmate Andrew Cook.

Cook is one of two Georgia inmates scheduled for execution this week. Warren Lee Hill's execution was put on hold Tuesday, less than an hour before he was to die by lethal injection.

Cook and Hill argue the state is violating the law by using pentobarbital in executions without a prescription.

On Wednesday, the state asked the court to deny Cook's request for a stay and lift the stay it granted for Hill. The state argues the challenge is frivolous.

Earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Cook's request for a delay and the state Board of Pardons and Parole denied his clemency request.

Cook was convicted of killing two Mercer University students in 1995.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Truett-McConnell College purchases Cleveland Worship Center
It was a time of celebration Sunday night at Cleveland Worship Center, not just a time to worship the Lord, but a time to celebrate a partnership deal between the church and Truett-McConnell College.
11:56AM ( 1 hour ago )
Parolee faces drug trafficking charge, authorities seize meth. worth nearly $31,000
A parolee faces a trafficking methamphetamine charge after authorities said they found 11 ounces of the drug in his vehicle following a wreck earlier this month.
11:10AM ( 2 hours ago )
Gov. Deal proposes $50M more on pre-kindergarten
Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that increased class sizes and cut teacher pay.
By Associated Press
8:14AM ( 5 hours ago )
AAA: Lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade
Motorists in the southeastern United States should find the lowest Labor Day gas prices in a decade.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:30AM ( 8 hours ago )
Ga., five other states partner to combat impaired driving
Law enforcement officials in six states, including Georgia, are launching their 24th annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign aimed at catching motorists driving under the influence.
By The Associated Press
7:57PM ( 17 hours ago )