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Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer

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For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Baldwin County Murderer
Joshua Daniel Bishop to be executed on March 31

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Baldwin County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Joshua Daniel Bishop. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between March 31 and April 7, 2016. Commissioner Homer Bryson has set the date for Thursday, March 31, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Joshua Daniel Bishop was convicted in 1996 for the murder of Leverett Lewis Morrison. If executed, Bishop will be the 40th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Bishop and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.



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