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Parole Board Denies Clemency for Andrew Cook

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles met to consider a clemency request from attorneys representing condemned inmate Andrew Allen Cook.

After considering the request, the Board has voted to deny clemency.

On March 19, 1998, Cook was found guilty of two counts of malice murder and two counts of felony murder in the shooting deaths of Grant Patrick Hendrickson and Michele Lee Cartagena, which occurred at approximately midnight on the night of January 2, 1995, in Monroe County.

The jury recommended a death sentence for Cook's murder of Ms. Cartagena after finding that the murder of Ms. Cartagena was committed while the defendant was engaged in the commission of the murder of Mr. Hendrickson.

Cook was sentenced to life for the murder of Mr. Hendrickson. The Georgia Supreme Court later upheld the conviction and affirmed the jury's verdict. Cook has concluded his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings.

Cook is scheduled to die by lethal injection on February 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

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