Marcus A. Wellons was executed on June 17, 2014, by the state of Georgia. Marcus was pronounced dead at 11:56 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber of the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Marcus was 58 years of age. He was executed for the murder of 15-year-old India Roberts on August 31, 1989, in Cobb County, Georgia, whom he kidnapped on her way to wait for her school bus.
As a child, Marcus was abused by his father. Marcus also used drugs and claimed he was mentally ill. Marcus previously worked as a psychiatric counselor, although he had recently been fired prior to the murder.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of India Roberts. Please pray for the family of Marcus Wellons. In his final worlds, Marcus said “I’m going home to be with Jesus.”