October 29, 2020

Georgia inmate who came close to execution in 2017 dies

Keith “Bo” Tharpe, 61, died of natural causes Friday, Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Joan Heath confirmed in an email Sunday. In 1991, a jury convicted Tharpe of murder in the September 1990 slaying of his sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Freeman, and sentenced him to death. In interviews with Tharpe’s legal team years later, juror Barney Gattie, who has since died, freely used the N-word.

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