Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Times-Herald reports that Henry Giles is seeking clemency from the Arkansas Board of Parole . Giles is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 1975 murder of a woman in a shoe store. Giles was originally sentenced to death by electrocution, but the Arkansas Supreme Court reversed the jury’s decision because of evidence regarding a low IQ. Thirty-three years later, Giles is making his first request for clemency and a deputy prosecutor says he will oppose the request. See story here.