14 December 1982 – John Eldon Smith

John Eldon Smith died by the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of Ronald and Juanita Akins.

He was the first person to be executed in Georgia since the penalty was reinstated in 1976. He was roughly 53 years old.

Also on this day

14 December 1983 – Robert W. Williams

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One Response to “14 December 1982 – John Eldon Smith”

  1. The execution of John Eldon Smith occurred on December 15, 1983. It was the first execution at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center facility and first in the state’s second electric chair.

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