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Clemency Hearing For Ga. Death Row Inmate To Be Held

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Georgia’s parole board plans to hold a clemency hearing for a death row inmate scheduled for execution this week.

William Sallie is to be put to death Tuesday. He was convicted in the March 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural south Georgia.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles scheduled the hearing on Monday to give advocates for Sallie a chance to make a case for sparing his life. The board will also give those who think Sallie should be executed a chance to speak.

The hearing is closed to the media and the public.

The parole board is the only authority in Georgia with power to commute a death sentence.

Sallie also has legal challenges pending in the courts.