Edward W. Finney received the maximum sentence allowed under Georgia Law by Chief Superior Court Judge William Prior, Sept. 20, which was two life sentences to run consecutively with each other and consecutive with another life sentence he was already serving.
“That’s the most I can sentence you to,” Prior said to Finney.
Finney, 56, and co-defendant Johnny Mac Westbrook, who is now deceased, were sentenced to the death penalty Nov. 10, 1977, in a Jones County court for the double murder of two elderly Macon women.
The murders took place Sept. 23, 1977.
District Attorney Fred Bright explained the reason the state agreed with the removal of Finney from Georgia’s death row.
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