Georgia panel denies clemency for condemned man
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The state parole board has denied clemency for a Georgia inmate set to be executed for the slaying of an off-duty prison guard.
Marion Wilson Jr. is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday at 7 p.m. Wilson and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the 1996 slaying of Donovan Corey Parks.
Prosecutors say Wilson and Butts killed Parks and stole his car after asking him for a ride at a Walmart.
Butts was executed last year.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Wilson Thursday morning after reviewing all the information presented during Wednesday's clemency hearing.
The parole board is Georgia's only authority that can commute a death sentence.
Wilson will be the second prisoner executed by Georgia this year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.