Stocking Strangler Serial Killer Carlton Gary To Be Executed, SCOTUS Denies Stay

Carlton Gary, also infamously known as the Stocking Strangler, was set to die by lethal injection on Thursday.

Sabrina D. Graham with Georgia’s Attorney General’s office confirmed the U.S. Supreme Court denied two eleventh-hour appeals filed by Gary’s attorneys at 9:45 p.m. local time (10:45 p.m. EDT), and that the execution of the convicted serial killer will be moving forward, local newspaper Ledger-Enquirer reported.

Gary was accused of attacking nine elderly women from September 1977 to April 1978, seven of whom died. He earned his nickname by strangling his victims with their own stockings and raping and beating them as they died.

He was arrested in May 1984 when a gun stolen during a 1977 burglary was traced back to him. The upscale neighborhood where the weapon was found, was also where one of his victims lived, Fox News reported. 

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