UPDATE: Clemency denied, Execution set for man convicted of killing a Laurens County Sheriff’s deputy

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The execution for a deathrow inmate will continue as scheduled Tuesday night.  The state board of pardons and parole denied clemency for Andrew Howard Brannan.

Unless there are last-minute appeals, he will die by lethal injection at 7:00 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Brannan was convicted of malice murder for shooting Laurens County Sheriff’s deputy Kyle Dinkheller multiple times during a traffic stop in 1998.  Brannan was convicted in January 2000.

DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The execution for a man convicted of killing a Laurens County sheriff’s deputy is scheduled for later this month.

The Georgia Department of Corrections says Andrew Howard Brannan is set to die by lethal injection on January 13 at 7 p.m

Brannan was sentence to death for the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Laurens County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Dinkheller.

Authorities have said Dinkheller stopped Brannan for driving 98 mph and demanded he take his hands from his pockets. Brannan then began cursing, dancing in the street and saying "shoot me" before he rushed the deputy. Police found Brannan the next day hiding in a sleeping bag beneath a camouflage tarp.

A jury in 2000 found Brannan guilty in Dinkheller’s killing.