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.
More than 20 employers have signed up to participate in the North Georgia Regional Career Expo in Blairsville Tuesday. The job fair will be held from 2-6 p.m. on the Blairsville campus of North Georgia Technical College.
While much has been written about the events and people that shaped Lumpkin County's past, the Bella Lynn Collection, recently donated to the University of North Georgia (UNG), is one of few to document the places where history happened.