Court Clears Way for Cook's Execution
The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously dismissed the motion for a stay of execution filed by Andrew Allen Cook in the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Georgia Supreme Court Public Information Officer Jane Hansen tells WGXA, the high court dismissed the motion because it was not first filed and denied in the Monroe County Superior Court where Cook was originally sentenced.
Hansen says currently, there is no court order preventing Cook’s execution from going forward. Cook, 38, is scheduled to be put to death tonight at 7:00 p.m. by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA.
Cook was convicted in the 1995 shooting deaths of Mercer University students Grant Hendrickson and Michelle Cartagena at Lake Juliette in Monroe County.
Hansen also says, the high court also dismissed the motion for stay of execution filed by Warren Lee Hill in relation to the prescription case as well.