Andrew DeYoung, Georgia

 

July 21, 2011

Andrew Grant DeYoung was executed by the state of Georgia on July 21, 2011. Andrew was pronounced dead at 8:04 pm EDT, inside the execution chamber at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Andrew was 37 years of age. He was executed for the murder his 42-year-old father Gary Wayne DeYoung, his 41-year-old mother Kathryn DeYoung and his 14-year-old sister Sarah DeYoung on June 14, 1993, in their Cobb County, Georgia home. Andrew also planned to kill his 16-year-old brother Nathan, however Nathan escaped through a window and went to a neighbor’s home. Andrew had planned to kill his family for his inheritance. Andrew accomplice, David Michael Hagerty, received three concurrent life sentences. Andrew spent the last 16 years of his life on Georgia’s death row.

There is no evidence that Andrew did not have a relatively normal and stable childhood, although his parents may have been strict. Andrew was attending Kennesaw State University at the time of the murders and working as a manager at Burger King.

Please pray for peace and healing for the DeYoung family.

 

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