Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta–The Glynn County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Robert Newland. The Court ordered the Department to carry out the execution between March 10, and ending seven days later on March 17, 2009.
The execution is scheduled to take place at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison in Jackson at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009.
Newland was sentenced to death in 1987 for killing Carol Beatty. If executed, he will be the 21st inmate put to death by lethal injection.
Media interested in a picture of Newland and a listing of his crimes may go to the Department of Corrections website (www.dcor.state.ga.us). At the main menu, look to the right and click on "inmate query." An acknowledgement of the disclaimer will allow access to the "offender query" page. To retrieve a photo and information, enter GDC ID number 436424.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and 140,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with nearly 15,000 employees.