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Ray Johnson's murder appeal denied, execution to be scheduled

Ray Johnson in court in 2014 Ray Johnson in court in 2014
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Supreme Court has denied death row convicted murderer Ray Johnson's appeal for a new trial, ending his appeal process.  

Now officials say Dougherty County Judge Willie Lockette will begin scheduling with state officials for his execution.

In 1998 Johnson was convicted for the 1994 brutal murder and rape of Angela Sizemore.  

In 2011, just seven days before his scheduled execution, Johnson was allowed an appeal for a new trial based on new DNA testing of evidence.

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