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2011

Roy Blankenship Executed in Georgia

Roy Blankenship, Georgia

Roy BlankenshipGeorgia executed Roy Willard Blankenship on June 23, 2011. Roy was pronounced dead at 8:37 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Roy was 55 years of age. He was executed for the rape and murder of 78-year-old Sara Mims Bowen on March 2, 1978, in her Savannah, Georgia apartment. Roy spent the last 31 years of his life on Georgia’s death row.

Roy had a difficult childhood, with abusive and sadistic father figures and an unstable mother. His mother’s husband physically and psychologically abused Roy and his siblings. Eventually, Roy became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Before the murder, Roy performed odd jobs.

Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Sara Bowen. Please pray for the family of Roy. 

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