Clemency hearing to be held for Georgia death row inmate

This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows Brian Keith Terrell. Terrell is scheduled for execution on Dec. 8, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson, Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson said Monday, Nov. 23, in a statement. Terrell was convicted of stealing checks from and then killing a friend of his mother. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to hear from supporters for a death row inmate scheduled to die this week.

A clemency hearing for Brian Keith Terrell is scheduled for Monday. Terrell is set for execution Tuesday at 7 p.m. He was convicted in the 1992 slaying of a close friend of his mother.

Terrell was on parole in June 1992 when prosecutors say he stole and forged checks belonging to the friend of his mother, 70-year-old John Watson. Prosecutors say Terrell was supposed to return the money but instead shot Watson multiple times and then severely beat him.

Terrell’s lawyers say that their client is innocent, that no physical evidence connects him to the crime, and that prosecutors used false and misleading testimony to get the conviction.

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