Execution date set for Georgia man convicted in 1992 murder of his mother's friend

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a close friend of his mother is set to be put to death next month.

Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson said in a statement Monday that Brian Keith Terrell is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

Terrell was on parole in June 1992 when he stole 10 checks belonging to 70-year-old John Watson of Covington and signed his own name on some of them.

Watson told Terrell's mother and sheriff's officials about the theft and agreed not to press charges if most of the money was returned the next day. But the day he was to return the money, Terrell had his cousin drive him to Watson's house where prosecutors say he shot Watson multiple times.