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Georgia executes its fourth inmate in 2016

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Georgia has executed a man who was convicted of the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman during a 1996 crime spree.
Warden Bruce Chatman say Kenneth Fults was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson after Fults received an injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital.
The 47-year-old Fults had pleaded guilty to killing his neighbor Cathy Bounds during a burglary in January 1996 and was sentenced to death by a jury.
Fults' lawyers had said he had an extremely tough childhood and an intellectual disability that kept him from acting appropriately. They also pointed out flaws in his sentencing trial, including a juror they said was motivated by racial bias. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier Tuesday rejected a request to stay the execution.
Fults was the fourth person executed in Georgia this year.

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