Friday, July 15, 2016

John Wayne Conner Rides Off Into the Sunset

John Wayne Conner—no relation to the cowboy actor with the similar name—was executed by the state of Georgia tonight after spending 33 years on death row. Conner earned his death sentence for killing a friend after an evening of drunken merrymaking. Conner became angry when the victim, James White, remarked that he would like to sleep with Conner’s girlfriend. Conner then bludgeoned White with a whisky bottle and a tree branch, and also beat the man with his hands and feet. A shoe print was found in the middle of White’s forehead.

For his last meal, John Wayne Conner had 10 pieces of fried catfish, 10 hushpuppies, two triple deluxe hamburgers with bacon, two pints of vanilla ice cream, and one sliced raw onion.