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Friday, May 23, 2008

Georgia Man's Death Sentence Commuted Hours Before Scheduled Execution

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution online:  "In just the third time out of 24 requests since 1995, the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board on Thursday commuted a death sentence, just hours before the convicted killer was to be executed by lethal injection.

"The five-member board commuted admitted murderer Samuel David Crowe's death sentence to life without parole less than 2 1/2 hours before he was scheduled to die Thursday evening for a crime 20 years ago."  Read the rest of the article here.  [Mike Mannheimer]

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