The execution of Marcus Wellons has been scheduled for June 17 at 7 p.m., Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said in a statement.
Wellons was convicted in 1993 of raping and strangling his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore from the Atlanta suburbs.
Wellons lived with his girlfriend in the summer of 1989, and Roberts was a friend of the woman's son. Authorities say Wellons dragged Roberts to the son's upstairs bedroom and strangled her there.
Roberts' naked body was found in a wooded area near the apartment building with cuts on one side of her face and ear, and bruises on her neck.
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