ATLANTA — A former high school football star will not be executed for a 1991 stabbing after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles voted today to commute his sentence.
Daniel Greene was to be executed Thursday for the 1991 stabbing death of a 19-year-old at a convenience store in Reynolds, Ga. In September
1991, Greene went on “a spree of murder and mayhem that covered three counties of rural Georgia,” as a federal appeals court called it.
The spree started on Sept. 27, 1991, when Greene went to the Suwanee Swifty convenience store in Reynolds and threatened at knife point the store clerk, then stabbed to death another man, Bernard Walker, who subsequently entered the store. Convicted on Dev. 7, 1992, Greene was sentenced to death two days later.
The former football star also stabbed cashier at a convenience store in Warner Robins. Greene would have been the 30th inmate executed in Georgia by lethal injection, according to the state’s Department of Corrections.
Greene will not be eligible for parole.