Execution Date Set for Osborne

ATLANTA (AP) _ A man convicted of killing two people in Spalding
County is scheduled to be executed June 4.

The Georgia Attorney General's Office set the date Tuesday. If the execution takes place, Curtis Osborne will become the second Georgia inmate to die in a month.

Osborne was convicted of killing Arthur Jones and Linda Lisa Seaborne. They were found shot to death in an automobile by the side of a dirt road in August 1990.

A Spalding County jury found him guilty of two counts of murder on August 14, 1991, and recommended a death sentence a day later.

The state delayed the execution in October because the U.S. Supreme Court was considering whether lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

The court upheld the constitutionality of the injections in April. Georgia's May 6 execution of William Earl Lynd ended a seven-month halt on executions.


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