Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – Condemned murderer Brandon Rhode is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Rhode was sentenced to death in 2000 for a triple murder in Jones County.
Media witnesses for the execution are: Greg Bluestein, The Associated Press; Amy Womack, The Macon Telegraph; Timothy Bryant, Cox Radio; Debbie Lurie-Smith, The Jones County News and Adam Hammond, Fox 24 News.
Rhode has declined a special last meal request and instead will be offered the institution’s meal tray, consisting of chicken and rice, carrots, turnip greens, mixed beans, cornbread, bread pudding and iced tea.
There have been 47 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Rhode will be the 25th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 103 people 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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.