Clemency denied for John Wayne Conner

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ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for condemned killer John Wayne Conner.

Conner was sentenced to death sentence for the January 1982 murder of James T. White in Telfair County. He was indicted for malice murder, armed robbery and motor vehicle theft.

The Georgia Supreme Court subsequently upheld Conner’s convictions and sentence for malice murder and motor vehicle theft, but reversed his conviction for armed robbery. The United States Supreme Court on Feb. 29 denied Conner’s request to appeal.

Conner is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. tonight at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

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