Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is set to be the first prisoner executed in Georgia this year.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Friday that 52-year-old Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to die May 2 at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young's Gainesville home in December 1994.

Prosecutors said at trial that Morrow shot the two women and another woman when they turned him away when he tried to get Young to take him back. The third woman survived.

Lawyers for Morrow have argued he was a good person who snapped because of lingering trauma from abuse and bullying he suffered as a child.

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