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Lynd denied clemency

May 5, 2008

Atlanta - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied the clemency bid of a Berrien County man set to be executed Tuesday.

Now his fate rests in the hands of the Georgia Supreme Court.

William Lynd is scheduled to be put to death for killing his girlfriend, Virginia Moore, in 1988.

He now awaits an appeal pending before the Supreme Court, seeking a 90 day stay of execution.

His attorneys claim the testimony of the medical examiner regarding Moore's death was misleading and unreliable.

The court expects to make a ruling Tuesday morning.

Until then Lynd will prepare for execution and has even ordered his last meal. 

"We allow the condemned to request anything within reason. In his case he requested two pepper jack burgers with crisp onions, two baked potatoes with sour cream, bacon and cheese and one large strawberry shake," says Paul Czachowski, Public Affairs Manager with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

If the appeal is denied, Lynd will become the nation's first inmate put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court held that lethal injection is constitutional.

He will receive his last meal Tuesday at 4:00 PM, and is scheduled to be executed at 7:00.


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