Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
ATLANTA–Condemned murderer William Earl Lynd is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Lynd was sentenced to death for the December, 1988 murder of Virginia Moore in Berrien County.
Media witnesses for the execution are Shannon McCaffrey, Associated Press; Donna Branch, WTHO-FM, Thompson Georgia; Josephine Bennett, Georgia Public Broadcasting; Walter Geiger, Herald-Gazzett, Barnesville; and Dean Poling, Valdosta Daily Times.
Lynd has requested as his last meal two pepper jack BBQ burgers with crisp onions, two baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon and cheese, and one large strawberry milkshake, from a local restaurant.
There have been 40 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Lynd will be the 18th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 109 men and one female on death row 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 ¼ 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 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.