ATLANTA – A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is set to be executed in Georgia.
Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Jackson.
Morrow was convicted of murder in the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young's Gainesville home in December 1994.
Authorities have said Morrow went to the home to try to win Young back and shot the women when they told him to leave. A third woman also was shot but survived.
Morrow's lawyers have said lingering effects of childhood abuse caused him to snap and that his sentence was disproportionate, given the spontaneous and emotional nature of his crime.