A Time To Die

No luck at SCOTUS for Carlton Gray.

The United States Supreme Court for the third time has declined to hear the appeal of Carlton Gary, moving the “Stocking Strangler” closer to execution in Georgia’s death chamber.

The latest decision by the high court came Monday without comment. Gary had appealed the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land that was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.

“I am very pleased and hopeful that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,” said retired Superior Court Judge Bill Smith, who was the Muscogee County district attorney who prosecuted Gary more than two decades ago.