Wed., April 18, 2012 9:01am (EDT)

Pardons Board Delays Execution
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles said Tuesday it would delay Daniel Greene's execution up to 90 days. He was set to die on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. (Photo Courtesy of Department of Corrections.)
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles said Tuesday it would delay Daniel Greene's execution up to 90 days. He was set to die on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. (Photo Courtesy of Department of Corrections.)
The Georgia pardons board is delaying the execution of a former high school football player who was set to die this week for killing an ex-classmate in 1991.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles said Tuesday it would delay Daniel Greene's execution up to 90 days. He was set to die on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.

Board members said in a statement the delay would give them time to examine the claims offered by Greene's attorneys at Tuesday's closed-door pardons hearing. It could be lifted at any time.

The former Taylor County standout was sentenced to death for killing 20-year-old Bernard Walker as he was trying to aid a store clerk who had been robbed and stabbed by Greene.