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A Savannah death row inmate set to be executed

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A judge has ordered Roy Blankenship to die sometime during the last week of June.

He attacked and raped 78 year old Sarah Bowen in Savannah more than 35 years ago. The elderly woman died of heart failure during the assault.

Blankenship was supposed to die back in February, but got a stay of execution to search for more DNA evidence.

That failed, but he then had to wait for months until the state ordered different drugs for the lethal injection.

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