J.W. Ledford, Jr.


Age: 45

convicted murderer who was sentenced to death after being convicted of fatally stabbing his former neighbor 73-year-old Dr. Harry Johnston, Jr. during an armed robbery near his home in northwest Georgia in 1992, whose two separate attempts for reprieve and a rare legal bid to die by firing squad were rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on the eve of his scheduled execution.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: December 29, 1971

Died: May 17, 2017

Jackson, Georgia