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
Forsyth - Condemned murderer Nicholas Cody Tate is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Tate was sentenced to death for the 2001 murder of Chrissie Williams and her 3-year-old daughter, Katelyn Williams.
Media witnesses for the execution are: Greg Bluestein, The Associated Press; Jessica Loeding, The Daily-News Tribune; and Daniel Beauregard, The Champion Newspaper.
Tate declined to request a special last meal and instead will be offered the institution’s meal tray, consisting of shepherd’s pie, mashed potatoes, red beans, cabbage relish salad, collard greens, corn bread, cookies and iced tea.
There have been 52 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Tate will be the 30th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 95 men and one woman on death row in Georgia.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.