ATLANTA - Georgia's parole board plans to hold a hearing to weigh whether to grant clemency for a man scheduled to be executed for the killing of a convenience store clerk more than three decades ago.
Ray Jefferson Cromartie is scheduled to be put to death Oct. 30. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to die for the April 1994 slaying of Richard Slysz at a convenience store in Thomasville, just north of the Florida border.
Ray Jefferson Cromartie (Georgia Department of Corrections / Supplied)
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a closed-door clemency hearing for the 52-year-old Cromartie on Oct. 29. The parole board is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence.
Cromartie would be the third prisoner put to death by Georgia this year.