- Associated Press - Friday, March 11, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man sent to death row for killing another man more than two decades ago has received an execution date.

State attorney general spokesman Nick Genesi said Friday that Joshua Daniel Bishop of Baldwin County is set for execution on March 31. Bishop was sentenced to death in 1996 after the 1994 beating death of 43-year-old Leverett Lewis Morrison in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Morrison was killed after he, Bishop and co-defendant Mark Anthony Braxley had spent a day drinking and smoking crack at a trailer residence in east Baldwin County. Prosecutors said when Bishop decided to steal Morrison’s car, Bishop and Braxley beat Morrison to death and left his body near two dumpsters.

Morrison’s car was taken to a nearby pond and burned.

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