Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
DeYoung Execution Media Advisory
Forsyth – Condemned murderer Andrew Grant DeYoung is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. DeYoung was sentenced to death in the 1993 murders of his parents, Kathryn and Gary DeYoung and his sister, Sarah DeYoung in Cobb County.
Media witnesses for the execution are: Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press; Jim Burress, WABE-FM (NPR); Jon Gillooly, Marietta Daily Journal; and Rhonda Cook, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
DeYoung requested a last meal consisting of pizza, breadsticks, all fruit strawberry preserves, concord grape juice and vanilla ice cream.
There have been 50 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, DeYoung will be the 28th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 100 men and one woman 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 Thursday.