Update: Execution of Andrew Brannan

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Attorney General’s office confirms Andrew Brannan’s execution was carried out at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday.

The sentence was carried out after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for the 66-year-old.

Georgia Corrections officials tell 41NBC, Brannan’s last visitation included one attorney, one pastor, one friend, and five family members.  Brannan gave a final statement expressing remorse to the family of Deputy Kyle Dinkheller.  He received a final prayer.


The Supreme Court of Georgia denied a stay of execution for Andrew Brannan. 

The Supreme Court of Georgia voted 6-to-1 to deny the motion.  Brannan is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA.

The court also denied his request to appeal a Butts County court order. The release explains the order dismissed Brannan’s claim that "evolving standards of decency" make it unconstitutional to execute a person who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Brannan’s representatives claim he suffers from PTSD after serving in the Vietnam War. 

Brannan, 66, was convicted of shooting and killing 22-year-old Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Dinkheller in January 1998.  Dinkheller stopped Brannan for speeding on Interstate 16.

He was convicted in January 2000.