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Robert Newland Georgia Death Row - scheduled Execution
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Start : Tuesday 10 March 2009, 20:00
End : Tuesday 10 March 2009, 20:00

robert Newland - Georgia Death Row - Execution set for Match 10, 2009

Victims: Carol Sanders Beatty

The Crime: After a night of drinking, Newland called Beatty, a former state and national amateur diving champion, out of her home and then tried to kiss her. When she refused his advances, Newland slashed her neck and stabbed her repeatedly in the throat and in the abdomen, authorities said.

News: A Georgia man was executed Tuesday for stabbing a woman neighbor to death after she spurned his sexual advances.

Robert Newland, 65, was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison at Jackson and was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m.

He was the first person executed in Georgia this year.

Newland was convicted in 1987 and sentenced to death for the slaying of Carol Sanders Beatty, a 27-year-old former state and national amateur diving champion.

Authorities say Newland went to the womanís duplex on St. Simons Island in May 1986 after a drinking binge and tried to kiss her. They say he drew a knife and stabbed her repeatedly after she refused his advances.

She would die hours later, shortly after identifying Newland as the killer to police.

Last Meal: Declined a special last meal request and instead will be offered the prisonís meal tray, consisting of chicken and rice, carrots, seasoned collard greens, lima beans, hot rolls, bread pudding and iced tea.

Final Statement: I'm sorry this happened. I wish I could go back to that day. I have no grudges against anybody. I still don't remember what happened, but what happened happened." A few minutes after his final statement, he continued talking again after the death chamber's microphone had been turned off. But his words were only heard by the warden, security officers and medical staffers behind the soundproof glass window.

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