Georgia death row inmate executed for 1994 murders

Georgia has executed a man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago.

The Georgia attorney general's office said in a statement that 52-year-old Scotty Garnell Morrow was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. Thursday following an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson.

Morrow was convicted of fatally shooting ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young's home in Gainesville in December 1994. Prosecutors said at trial that Morrow shot the two women and another woman when they turned him away as he tried to get Young to take him back. The third woman survived.

Lawyers for Morrow argued he shouldn't have been given the death penalty. They said he snapped because of lingering trauma from abuse suffered as a child.

Morrow was put to death shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the execution.

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