Monday, May 5, 2008

Georgia: Rejection

CNN reports (here) that Georgia's Parole and Pardon Board has denied William Earl Lynd's request for clemency. If executed tomorrow evening, Lynd (who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1988) would become the first person executed in the United States in more than seven months. Meanwhile, his lawyers have begun "a round of last-minute appeals."

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