Facts of the Crime:
Sentenced to death for murdering Deputy Kyle Dinkheller in Laurens County during a speeding incident in January 1998. At first Brannon ignored Dinkhellers commands. he attacked the deputy and a scuffl ensured. Brannan went back to his car and took a M-I Carbine from under the seat. Brannan systematically, methodically shot Dinkheller in the arms, legs, exposed areas that would not be covered had Dinkheller been wearing a bulletproof vest, slowly executing him. Reloading his weapon Brannan continued firing with the final death shot to Dinkheller’s right eye.