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Board sets clemency appointment for Johnson

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has invited representatives for condemned inmate Marcus Ray Johnson to meet with the Board on Monday, October 3, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., to advocate for clemency on his behalf.

On April 5, 1998, in the Superior Court of Dougherty County, Georgia, Marcus Ray Johnson was convicted of malice murder of Angela Sizemore. He was also convicted of felony murder, aggravated assault, rape and aggravated battery.

Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection October 5, 2011, at 7 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

The Parole Board is the sole authority in Georgia for granting clemency to inmates. The Board may commute a death sentence to life without parole, to life or deny clemency.


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