The Georgia pardons board has denied clemency for a death row inmate who has refused to file appeals that would likely delay his lethal injection for years.
Board of Pardons and Paroles spokesman Steve Hayes said the board issued the decision on Monday after reviewing 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. He waived his appeal rights at a 2009 hearing, saying "you caught me red-handed."
Authorities say 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.