Brian Terrell

Death Row Case


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Brian Terrell
UNO 293638 G3-69
P.O. Box 3877
Jackson, GA 30233


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Hello there

My name is Brian and I'm on death row in Georgia, U.S.A. I appreciate your time and consideration in this matter. Time is the essence with my case.


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I have been here for several years now and have experienced many lonely days. I am interested in writing to any and everyone who cares enough to write. I welcome all letters and will answer to all.

I am a person who has a positive mindset and who enjoys outdoors, reading, movies, all sports, crocheting and learning about other countries. I want to share fun, exciting letters with anyone who is very open-minded.

The days are very lonely and boring here at times. Your letters would bring much joy and excitement. So hey, go ahead and write. Let us start a warm-up friendship. Today, tomorrow and always... I wish you all the best.

Clemency hearing Dec 7th

As you know Brian Terrell has an execution date set for Tuesday, December 8 at 7pm. On Dec 7th, his lawyers will present before the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles at 9:00am. You can read his clemency application.

Brian’s longtime friend has organized a prayer vigil in support of clemency for tomorrow morning. Please join us any time from 8:30 am - 10:00 am. We will gather at the front of the building where his clemency hearing is to be held. (Floyd Building, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, near Georgia State MARTA). Bring signs "Clemency for Brian Terrell" if you can.

Mr. Terrell was tried three times for the murder of John Watson, but he has always maintained his innocence. There is no physical evidence or eyewitness testimony implicating Mr. Terrell in Mr. Watson’s murder, and the physical evidence that does exist does not implicate him. Shoe impressions taken from the crime scene near Mr. Watson’s body are smaller than Mr. Terrell’s feet. None of the 13 latent prints collected and tested by the GBI matched Mr. Terrell’s fingerprints, but two taken from Mr. Watson’s truck matched those of Terrell’s uncle. The GBI further identified a palm print on Mr. Watson’s truck as matching his uncle’s, and a state’s witness testified that it had been made within 24 hours of the crime.

The primary testimony against Mr. Terrell came from his co-defendant who agreed to testify against Mr. Terrell in exchange for a guilty plea to robbery that included only a five-year sentence of imprisonment. Johnson initially lied to law enforcement officers about his whereabouts on the day of the crime, but after being held in jail for over a year while facing potential capital murder charges, agreed to testify against Terrell to avoid the death penalty. It was Johnson, and not Brian Terrell, who was identified by witnesses who saw him near Mr. Watson’s house around the time of the murder.

Mr. Terrell’s first capital murder trial ended in a hung jury during the guilt/innocence phase, meaning that the jurors did not agree that he was guilty of any of the crimes. While that jury was deliberating, the state offered Brian a plea agreement to a term of straight life imprisonment (which would have meant he was parole-eligible after seven years). Mr. Terrell refused to consider pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit. Prior to his third trial in 2001, Brian again refused a plea offer to a life sentence which at that time included a contract not to seek parole for 18 years.


Application to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles

This Board has previously stated that it “will not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused . . . .” State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Order Suspending the Execution of Sentence of Death, Troy Anthony Davis, July 16, 2007. On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, however, the State of Georgia proposes to execute Brian Terrell for the murder of John Watson despite lacking any reliable evidence of his guilt. This Board accordingly should exercise its authority and commute Mr. Terrell’s sentence of ...

Download the entire Clemency Application on behalf of Brian Keith Terrell.


Brian Keith Terrell was put to death at 12:52 a.m. Wednesday for the 1992 murder of 70-year-old John Watson of Covington. Terrell accepted a final prayer and refused to record a final statement, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a release. The U.S. Supreme Court denied Terrell’s final appeal shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, clearing the way for the death to proceed. But it took an hour for the nurse assigned to the execution to get IVs inserted into both of the condemned man’s arms. She eventually had to put one into Terrell’s right hand.

Brian Keith Terrell Terrell winced several times, apparently in pain. After all the witnesses were seated and a prayer was offered, Terrell raised his head and mouthed, “Didn’t do it,” to Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown, who was sitting at the center of the front row.

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My thoughts

It's now Wednesday December 9th 11AM in The Netherlands. The execution of Brian Terrell took place at 652AM Amsterdam time. Being a christian I hope he's with God. I do believe he is in the presence of God. I have been Brian's pen pal for more than 10 years, built this website two years ago and I feel very very sad. However, I'm glad to have known Brian, to have been his friend and to have been able to help him the best I could. I sincerely believe I will see him again one day.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian's friends, especially his mother and his family as well as John Watson's friends and family. I hope they will find strength to carry on. I would also like to thank anyone who has helped Brian in any way.


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