Henderson Death Row Execution

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Governor Bob Riley says he will NOT intervene to block this evening's scheduled execution of a Georgia man convicted in a murder-for-hire death in Talladega.

State prison officials said 58-year-old Jerry Paul Henderson has no further appeals that could delay his death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at Holman Prison near Atmore.

Riley made the comments during a stop in Huntsville yesterday.

Henderson, a native of Calhoun, Georgia, was convicted of capital murder in the January first, 1984 shooting death of 33-year-old Jerry Haney.

According to testimony, after a fight with her husband, Judy Haney told her sister, Martha Henderson, and the sister's husband, Jerry Paul Henderson, that she would give them all the money she had if they would make sure Jerry Haney wouldn't bother her anymore.

According to court records, the payment was three-thousand dollars.

Judy Haney was also convicted and she is serving life without parole at Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka.


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