Posted: Saturday, May 31st 2014 at 6:11am
Clemency hearing set for Ga. death row inmate
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - A clemency hearing has been set for a Georgia man convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl set to be executed next month.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has invited representatives for Marcus Wellons to advocate for clemency for him on June 16 at 9 a.m. Wellons is set to be executed June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Wellons was convicted in 1993 in the death of his 15-year-old neighbor, India Roberts, a high school sophomore from the Atlanta suburbs.
Authorities say Wellons raped and strangled the teen. Roberts' naked body was found in a wooded area near the apartment building with cuts on one side of her face and ear, and bruises on her neck.
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