November 14, 2019 / 4:34 AM / a month ago

Georgia executes man convicted of killing convenience store clerk

FILE PHOTO: Ray Cromartie, convicted of shooting and killing a convenience store clerk more than 20 years ago, is seen in this undated handout photo taken at an unknown location. Georgia Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) - The state of Georgia executed on Wednesday a man who was convicted of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk before stealing two 12-packs of beer with an accomplice more than 20 years ago, the state’s department of corrections said.

Ray Cromartie, 52, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m. EST (3:39 a.m. GMT) at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, for the killing of Richard Slysz in 1994.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Chicago; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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