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Ray Jefferson Cromartie
Press Release Georgia Department of Corrections
FORSYTH, Ga. – Condemned murderer Ray Jefferson Cromartie is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Cromartie was sentenced to death in 1997 for the murder of Richard A. Slysz.
Cromartie requested a last meal of steak, lobster, macaroni and cheese, cube steak, rice and gravy, steak and cheese sandwich, double cheeseburger, fries, side of ranch dressing, strawberry milkshake and layered cake with white icing.
There have been 73 men and one woman executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. If executed, Cromartie will be the 52nd inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 46 men and one woman under death sentence in Georgia.