Beer denied to death row inmate for last meal

Nov 18, 2015 5:09 PM by News Staff

JACKSON, Ga. -- A death row inmate's request for a six pack of beer to be served with his last meal has been denied.

The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a news release that Marcus Ray Johnson's request was denied because alcohol is a contraband item.

Instead, Johnson will receive the same meal scheduled to be served to other inmates on the night of his execution - baked fish, cheese grits, dry mixed beans, cole slaw, cornbread, cookies and fruit punch.

He is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Johnson was convicted in the March 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore, a woman he'd met in a south Georgia nightclub.

Johnson's attorneys argue he shouldn't be executed because doubts remain about his guilt.

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards says there is no doubt Johnson killed Sizemore.


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