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Terrell County NAACP protest execution

Rev. Ezekiel Holley, Terrell County NAACP President Rev. Ezekiel Holley, Terrell County NAACP President
TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) -

The Terrell County NAACP held a rally tonight to protest Kelly Gissendaner's execution.

Terrell County NAACP President, Rev. Ezekiel Holley is calling for the abolishment of the Death Penalty. 

He led a prayer vigil at the group's headquarters in Dawson for Kelly Gissendaner.
NAACP members at Terrell County High School made and held signs near Highway 82 calling for an end to capital punishment in Georgia.
Holley believes that the justice system was unfair in Gissendaner's case, and that she has been a model prisoner, ministering to others.
He says killing in the prison system and on the streets must stop.

"So I'm asking the Governor, the Board of Pardon and Parole, and all of the elected officials of the state of Georgia it's time now to stand up and say enough killing is enough,” said Rev. Ezekiel Holley, Terrell County NAACP President.

Holley says he is glad to see more people including the Pope standing up to end the Death Penalty.

Randolph County native, Lena Baker was the only other woman executed by the state.  That was in 1945.  Decades later, the state pardoned her, saying she killed a white man in self-defense and was convicted in a sham trial because she was black.

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