Pardons and Paroles denies clemency for Brandon Astor Jones

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The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles yesterday denied clemency for Brandon Astor Jones. Jones is slated to be executed this evening.

Jones, 72, was convicted of the June 1979 murder of Roger Tackett, a convenience store manager in Cobb County. Jones was sentenced to death for the murder, but the sentence was subsequently overturned.

A re-sentencing trial in 1997 also resulted in a death sentence. And, the United States Supreme Court denied Jones’ request to appeal on Oct. 5, 2015.

In addition to hearing testimony during the meeting today, Board Members have thoroughly reviewed the parole case file of Jones. The file includes the circumstances of the offense for which Jones received the death penalty, the inmate’s criminal history, and a comprehensive history of his life. The Board has been studying the case for weeks.

Here is the State Board of Pardons and Paroles order:


Here is the Jones clemency application:

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