Ga. inmate executed for killing family in 1993

July 21, 2011 - 8:30 PM
Georgia Execution

This undated prison handout photo shows convicted murderer Andrew DeYoung. DeYoung is to die at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, for the 1993 slayings of his parents and teenage sister in suburban Atlanta, barring intervention by the Georgia Supreme Court or the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which are weighing his claim that the state's new lethal injection drug could cause him needless pain and suffering. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister has been executed after the courts allowed what was likely the nation's first video-recorded execution in almost two decades.

Andrew DeYoung was put to death by lethal injection Thursday night at the state prison in Jackson after courts turned down his appeals. The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m.

The execution was set for Wednesday but was pushed back a day as the state tried to block the video recording. It was requested by another death row inmate seeking evidence of problems with Georgia's reconfigured lethal injection procedure.

A video camera and a camera operator were in place for the lethal injection.