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Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:00am

Pardons Hearing Set For Condemned Man

The Georgia pardons board is set to consider the case of a death row inmate who has refused to file appeals that would likely delay his execution for years.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles is meeting Monday to review the case of Nicholas Cody Tate, who is to be executed Tuesday for the 2001 murders of a Paulding County woman and her 3-year-old daughter.

Tate has exhausted his automatic appeals but refused to challenge his conviction and death sentence through habeas corpus appeals, which could last for years. He waived his appeal rights at a 2009 hearing, saying "you caught me red-handed."

Authorities said Tate and his two brothers broke into Chrissie Williams' home and killed the woman and her daughter. The two other men are serving life sentences.

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