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Saturday August 1st, 2015 10:15PM

Clemency denied for Georgia death row inmate

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a death row inmate set to die this week.<br /> <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 /> <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 /> <br /> Clemency hearings in Georgia are not open to the public or the media.
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