Yesterday, the State of Georgia executed Brian Keith Terrell for the June 1992 killing of John Watson. 

Terrell was convicted of murdering Watson after Watson demanded Terrell pay him back after Terrell forged some of Watson’s checks. 

It was an execution by lethal injection.  There are many who argue that Terrell was innocent of the crime. There are others that argue there may have been prosecutorial misconduct during his trial.

For more on these details, check out the CBS News article detailing Terrell’s case.

Meanwhile, the National Execution Calendar for 2015 is complete.  No more executions will take place this year. 

We have seen 28 people die as capital punishment in the United States this year.  Interesting point made by NPR:  this is the same number of deaths as those who died from lightening strikes.

For the complete list of 27 men and 1 woman who were executed in this country during 2015, all by lethal injection, check out the DPIC list.