ATLANTA (AP) – The state of Georgia is set to execute a former Navy crewman convicted of killing a fellow sailor later this month.
State Attorney General Sam Olens said in a news release Tuesday that 45-year-old Travis Hittson’s execution is set for Feb. 17.
Houston Judicial Circuit Chief Judge George F. Nunn Jr. on Monday set an execution window beginning at noon Feb. 17 and ending at noon Feb. 24.
Court documents show that Hittson, a Navy crewman stationed in Pensacola, Florida, in April 1992 went with two other crewmen, Edward Vollmer and Conway Utterbeck, to Vollmer’s parents’ home in Warner Robins. Prosecutors say Hittson and Vollmer went out drinking and killed Utterbeck upon returning to the house.
Vollmer reached a plea deal with prosecutors and is serving a life sentence for the killing.