Georgia White Supremacist is Put to Death

Published April 30, 2009

The Georgia White supremacist whose life was spared on Tuesday was executed Wednesday, soon after a technical glitch was cleared up by a federal judge.

William Mark Mize, a 52-year-old inmate, was sentenced to die 15 years ago for killing Eddie Tucker, a White truck driver who refused to burn down a purported crack house as an initiation rite to enter Mize’s racist organization. Mize shot Tucker in the head with a shotgun after leading him to the woods, prosecutors said.

Tuesday’s death day was delayed by 24 hours because a judge had failed to file the proper paperwork. That was rectified and Mize became the third person executed by the state of Georgia this year.

On Wednesday, he was injected with a lethal dose of poison and pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Written by BET.com Staff

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