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Clemency Hearing To Be Held For Georgia Death Row Inmate

This undated prison photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Andrew Brannan. The Georgia death row inmate suffers from mental illness that can be traced directly to his military service in Vietnam and should be spared execution, his lawyers argued in a clemency petition filed Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.  Brannan, 66, is to be executed Tuesday for the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Laurens County sheriff's deputy Kyle Dinkheller. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hold a clemency hearing Monday. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)
This undated prison photo provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows convicted murderer Andrew Brannan. The Georgia death row inmate suffers from mental illness that can be traced directly to his military service in Vietnam and should be spared execution, his lawyers argued in a clemency petition filed Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Brannan, 66, is to be executed Tuesday for the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Laurens County sheriff's deputy Kyle Dinkheller. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hold a clemency hearing Monday. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)
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A clemency hearing for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to be executed this week is being held Monday morning.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles is holding the clemency hearing for Andrew Howard Brannan, who is set to die at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson.

WABE's Rose Scott reports on the case for clemency on “A Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer.”

The 66-year-old Brannan was convicted in the January 1998 slaying of 22-year-old Laurens County sheriff’s deputy Kyle Dinkheller. Authorities say Brannan shot Dinkheller multiple times during a traffic stop.

Brannan’s lawyers have argued he suffers from mental illness that can be traced directly to his military service in Vietnam and should be spared execution.

The Parole Board is the only entity in Georgia with the authority to reduce a death sentence to life without parole.