The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled against a death row inmate who had accused prison officials of violating state procedures by failing to hold a public notice hearing before changing the state's execution procedure.
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.
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles will consider clemency on Monday for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Ray Johnson. Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection next Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Johnson was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, rape and aggravated battery in Dougherty County in 1998 for the 1994 killing of Angela Sizemore in Albany.
Defense attorneys asked the Georgia pardons board to grant clemency to Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for Mark MacPhail's murder. It is the fourth time in four years the state has tried to execute him, but now his legal appeals are exhausted.