An execution date of May 2nd has been set for Scotty Morrow. This would be the first execution of the year. Georgia last executed someone on May 4th, 2018. We will send more updates and action items as we learn more.
About Erik Wilkinson
Erik Wilkinson was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta on February 4th, 2017. He is assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Atlanta. He has been active in the anti-death penalty movement for many years, having served as a board member for the statewide coalition Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. He currently serves on the Archdiocesan death penalty task force where he is found teaching and participating in actions across north Georgia supporting a consistent ethic of life.
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On Thursday, March 28th, a bipartisan group of representatives introduced House Bill 702 which, if enacted, would abolish the death penalty in Georgia.
The Vatican announced that a section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be updated in light of Pope Francis’ developed teaching that the death penalty is inadmissible in all cases “because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.”
Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty (GACADP) exists to promote a spirituality of respect for life that encompasses victims of violent crime as well as those at risk of execution for capital offenses.