Georgia high court declines to halt execution

Georgia's highest court has declined to halt an execution scheduled for Thursday evening.

Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.

Morrow was convicted of murder in the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young's Gainesville home in December 1994.

The Georgia Supreme Court declined Thursday afternoon to delay execution plans. The high court also declined to hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling that had rejected Morrow's challenge to his death sentence.

Authorities have said Morrow went to the home to try to win Young back and shot the women when they told him to leave. A third woman also was shot, but survived.