FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 19, 2016
ATLANTA, GA- The lawfully ordered execution of Gregory Paul Lawler for the 1997 murder of Atlanta police officer John Sowa was carried out this evening at 11:49 pm at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia. The sentence was carried out after the United States Supreme Court denied Lawler’s request for a stay of execution.
Information on Lawler’s crimes and case history can be found at http://law.ga.gov/press-releases/2016-10-05/execution-date-set-gregory-paul-lawler-convicted-murder-0