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GA Executes its Oldest Death Row Inmate:  The oldest inmate on Georgia's death row was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday for the decades-old murder of a convenience store manager in suburban Atlanta.  Kate Brumback of the AP reports that 72-year-old Brandon Astor Jones asked the U.S. Supreme Court justices to block his execution citing two reasons:  his challenge of the state's lethal injection secrecy law, which keeps confidential those involved in an execution, and that his death sentence was disproportionate to the crime.  His requests for stay were denied Tuesday evening.  In 1979, Jones and another man, Van Roosevelt Solomon, shot and killed store manager Roger Tackett in the course of a robbery.  Solomon was executed by electric chair in 1985.

FL Delays Execution, Works on New System:  In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hurst v. Florida last month that found flaws in Florida's death penalty system, the state's highest court delayed the execution of a condemned murderer on Tuesday, just one week before he was scheduled to die.  Steve Bousquet of the Miami Herald reports that in January, the U.S. Supreme Court held  Florida's sentencing procedure improper because it allows judges to reach different decisions than juries, with juries playing "only an advisory role in recommending death."   Florida's Legislature is considering different approaches to correct the problem.  The inmate at the center of Tuesday's decision, Michael Lambrix, 55, was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of two people, though the jury's death recommendation was not unanimous for either murder.  His attorney argues that the ruling should apply to all 388 death row inmates, but the Florida Attorney General's office says it should not apply to already-decided cases.

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