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Keith Leroy Tharpe

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A Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week has spent the last 27 years regretting the decisions that led him to kill his sister-in-law as she was on her way to work with his estranged wife, his lawyers said in a clemency application.

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Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting death of Jacquelyn Freeman.

The death chamber at the state prison in Jackson, Ga.
Ric Feld / Associated Press

Georgia has scheduled its second execution of the year, with a man convicted of killing his sister-in-law 27 years ago set to die later this month.

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Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is slated to be put to death on Sept. 26 at the state prison in Jackson, Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier said in a news release Wednesday. Tharpe was convicted in the September 1990 shooting death of Jaquelyn Freeman.