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Carl Isaacs' death sentence upheld in court

August 7, 2002

A federal appeals court upholds the death sentence for an infamous Georgia mass murderer.

48-year-old Carl Isaacs was the ringleader of the 1973 Alday Family murders in Donalsonville. Isaacs appealed his 1974 conviction and was convicted again in 1988. He was sentenced to death but appealed.

Friends of the Alday family hope to have closure this time around. Ricky Smith says, "With all the appeals, it's been drug through the years. Here it is 2002 and they're still here and haven't paid for what they've done yet."

Isaac's lawyer, Jack Martin, plans to appeal the death sentence again.

Isaacs, George Dungee and Wayne Coleman were convicted of killing Ned Alday, his three sons, brother and daughter-in-law. Dungee and Coleman's death sentences were reduced to life in prison. The youngest member of the gang, Billy Isaacs, served 19-years for his part in the crime and is now free.