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The Isaacs' criminal time line

May 6, 2003

Seminole County-- It was May 14, 1973 when the Alday family was slaughtered. Three days later, the Isaacs gang was caught in West Virginia and brought back to South Georgia to stand trial.

Three of them, Carl Isaacs, Wayne Coleman and George Dungee were convicted in Seminole County in January, 1974 and sentenced to death. 15-year old Billy Isaacs testified against them.

But in 1985, the killers' convictions and sentences were thrown out because of pre-trial publicity. In 1988, they were re-tried, individually, in Houston, DeKalb and Muscogee Counties. Again, Isaacs, Coleman and Dungee were convicted of murder.

But this time, Coleman and Dungee got life in prison, while Isaacs was sent back to death row. Two weeks ago, April 21, Carl Isaacs lost his final appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The next day, the Department of Corrections set his execution date for May 6, 2003.

May 2, 2003, Isaacs plea for clemency was rejected by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. May 14, 2003 is the 30th anniversary of the Alday murders.

posted at 1:45PM by dave.miller@walb.com