The U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the execution of Georgia death row inmate Andrew Allen Cook.
Cook was set to be executed Thursday at 7 p.m. by lethal injection, but the execution was delayed while the high court weighed in on Cook’s last-minute appeal. Earlier, the Georgia Supreme Court had voted unanimously to deny a stay of execution and denied his request to appeal a lower court’s decision.
The 38-year-old Cook was convicted in the 1995 slayings of two Mercer University students. They were shot several times as they sat in a car at Lake Juliette.
Cook didn’t know either victim, and authorities say the crime was random.