ATLANTA – Georgia has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a woman in 1996.
Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson on Wednesday scheduled the execution of Kenneth Fults for April 12.
Fults was convicted in 1997 of killing Cathy Bounds, who was shot five times in the back of her head. Prosecutors say Fults killed Bounds after breaking into her house during a weeklong crime spree.
The U.S. Supreme Court in October turned down an appeal from Fults. His lawyers argued racial bias had prevented him from getting a fair trial. Fults' lawyers had gotten a signed statement from a juror in which the juror twice used a racial slur when referring to Fults, who's black.
Another Georgia inmate, Joshua Bishop, is set to be executed March 31.