Clemency for Gissendaner denied

Kelly Renee GissendanerKelly Renee Gissendaner

The Georgia parole board has denied clemency for Kelly Renee Gissendaner, WSB-AM reported.

Gissendaner was set to be executed in late February and early March for her role in the Feb. 7, 1997, death of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. Officials delayed the March execution at the 11th hour after the drug to be used appeared to be cloud.

Gissendaner was convicted on Nov. 18, 1999, and sentenced to death the following day. A co-defendant, Gregory Bruce Owen, pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.

Barring a last-minute reprieve, Gissendaner is set to be executed at 7 p.m. tonight. Pope Francis today joined the chorus of people opposing her execution.

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