ATLANTA - A clemency hearing has been set for a Georgia man convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl set to be executed next month.<br />
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has invited representatives for Marcus Wellons to advocate for clemency for him on June 16 at 9 a.m. Wellons is set to be executed June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.<br />
Wellons was convicted in 1993 in the death of his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore from the Atlanta suburbs.<br />
Authorities say Wellons raped and strangled the teen. 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.
A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal, according to a police report released Thursday.
One of the Hall County firefighters injured in a training accident in July 2014 has reached a settlement with Sutphen Corporation, the company who manufactured the ladder truck that malfunctioned in the accident.