ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Attorney General Thurbert E. Baker has
ordered a Georgia man to be executed on May 22nd in the death of
his former manager.
Baker issued the order Thursday for Samuel David Crowe. He was
sentenced to death in Douglas County in November 1989 after being
convicted of robbery and murder in the death of his former boss,
Joseph Pala, in 1988.
Pala worked at Wickes Lumber Company in Douglas County. Crowe
had been a manager-trainee at the same lumber company earlier, and
company officials say he was experiencing financial problems.
Crowe's execution would be the second in Georgia since the U.S.
Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of lethal injections.
William Earl Lynd was executed Tuesday.
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