Killer is executed by injection

From Times Wire Reports

A man who killed his live-in girlfriend was executed in Jackson, becoming the first inmate put to death since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of lethal injections.

William Earl Lynd, 53, was pronounced dead at 7:51 p.m., Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Mallie McCord said. It came less than an hour after the Supreme Court rejected efforts to block the execution.

The high court last month upheld the legality of lethal injections.

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