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Ga. sets execution date for Albany man

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By GREG BLUESTEIN
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials have scheduled the execution for a condemned Albany man, a decision that comes one day after Troy Davis was put to death.

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says that Marcus Ray Johnson is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

Johnson was convicted of the 1994 Dougherty County slaying of Angela Sizemore. Her body was found in her truck with 41 stab wounds hours after the two were seen leaving an Albany bar together.

He has said in appeals that his trial lawyers were ineffective because they failed to bring up evidence of his childhood struggles, including his father's abandonment of him when he was 15.

Davis was executed late Wednesday. Davis' claims of innocence had drawn worldwide attention.

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