Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes after a convenience store robbery.
Robert Wayne Holsey, 49, was declared dead at 10:51 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson.
Holsey received the death sentence for the Dec. 17, 1995, killing of sheriff's deputy Will Robinson. A jury convicted Holsey in 1997. Prosecutors said Holsey robbed a Milledgeville convenience store and the clerk immediately called police, describing the suspect and his car.
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According to court documents, Robinson pulled Holsey over minutes later and Holsey fired on the deputy as he approached the car. Robinson died of a fatal head wound.