ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a death row inmate set to die this week.<br />
Marcus Wellons, who's 59, is set to be executed Tuesday evening at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore in the Atlanta suburbs.<br />
The parole board on Monday denied clemency after hearing from Wellons' mother, two brothers, his daughter, a niece, a friend, an expert witness and a pastor during a clemency hearing. Prosecutors addressed the board during a separate appointment later in the day.<br />
Clemency hearings in Georgia are not open to the public or the media.
Hundreds of chamber members from the Cumming-Forsyth County, Gwinnett and Greater Hall chambers will unite for a unique after hours networking experience on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 at Lake Lanier Islands.