Man executed for killing Ga. deputy after robbery

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
Updated 8:18 pm, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

  • This undated file photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Robert Wayne Holsey. Holsey is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, Dec. 9. A jury in February 1997 convicted Holsey of killing Baldwin County sheriff's deputy Will Robinson. Holsey's lawyers say he shouldn't be executed because his trial lawyer failed to present evidence that could have spared him the death penalty. Photo: Georgia Department Of Corrections, AP

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been executed for the 1995 killing of a sheriff's deputy, who was slain minutes after a convenience store robbery.

Authorities said 49-year-old Robert Wayne Holsey was declared dead at 10:51 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson.

Holsey received the death sentence for the Dec. 17, 1995, killing of sheriff's deputy Will Robinson. A jury convicted Holsey in 1997.

Prosecutors said Holsey robbed a Milledgeville convenience store and the clerk immediately called police, describing the suspect and his car.

According to court documents, Robinson pulled Holsey over minutes later and Holsey fired on the deputy as he approached the car.

Robinson died of a fatal head wound.

Deputy William E. Robinson, IV

Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, December 17, 1995

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