Execution set for man in rape, killing of Georgia teen
by Kate Brumback, Associated Press
May 28, 2014 03:15 PM | 732 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl is to be executed next month.

The execution of Marcus Wellons has been scheduled for June 17 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said in a statement.

Wellons was convicted in 1993 of raping and strangling his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore from the Atlanta suburbs.

Wellons lived with his girlfriend in the summer of 1989, and Roberts was a friend of the woman's son. Authorities say Wellons dragged Roberts to the son's upstairs bedroom and strangled her there.

Roberts' naked body was found in a wooded area near the apartment building with cuts on one side of her face and ear, and bruises on her neck.

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