Execution Thursday for GA man accused in 1994 killing of ex-girlfriend, one other

Execution Thursday for GA man accused in 1994 killing of ex-girlfriend, one other
Scotty Morrow

JACKSON, GA (WTOC) - A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is set to be executed in Georgia on Thursday, May 2.

Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.

Morrow was convicted of murder in the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend, Barbara Ann Young, and her friend, Tonya Woods, at Young’s Gainesville home in December 1994.

Authorities have said Morrow went to the home to try to win Young back and shot the women when they told him to leave. A third woman also was shot but survived.

Morrow’s lawyers have said lingering effects of childhood abuse caused him to snap and that his sentence was disproportionate, given the spontaneous and emotional nature of his crime.

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