Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Macon Telegraph reports that the State's Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected the clemency application of William Mark Mize, a "white supremacist" who is to be executed next week. Almost fifteen years ago, Mize shot and killed one Eddie Tucker, who was attempting to become a member of the National Vastilian Aryan Party. Mize's lawyers have complained that the State introduced "inflammatory, irrelevant evidence" about their client's racist beliefs in order to prejudice the jury. See story here.