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Terrell NAACP opposes execution of Andrew Brannan

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - The state of Georgia executed Andrew Brannan Tuesday night.


YouTube posts showing this disturbing dashcam video have gotten more than 1.4-million hits.

It's from January 1998 in Laurens County.

22-year old Deputy Kyle Dinkheller pulled over Andrew Brannan for driving nearly 100-miles per hour.

Brannan dances in the street, telling officer to shoot him. Before getting a gun and charging the officer multiple times and shooting him 9-times.

Brannan's lawyers said he shouldn't be executed because he suffered mental health problems related to his military service in the Vietnam War.

Also Tuesday night, members of the Terrell County NAACP held a vigil to show their opposition to the death penalty.

They marched and held signs along Highway 520 in Dawson.

They're part of a group called Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and they want lawmakers to outlaw executions.

”I'm not saying he's guilty or not guilty. But if he's guilty, he can be incarcerated and let him and his God work the situation out. I don't feel the right thing to do is to execute this man, no matter what he done,” said Lucious Holloway Sr, 1st Vice President.

“It is cruel, it is unusual punishment. We think it is better to incarcerate" said Ezekiel Holley, President of Terrell NAACP branch.

Andrew Brannan was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.

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