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Ga. to execute man who killed sheriff's deputy

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.

Robert Wayne Holsey's execution is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. A jury in February 1997 convicted Holsey of killing Baldwin County sheriff's deputy Will Robinson.

Holsey robbed a Milledgeville convenience store early Dec. 17, 1995. Robinson pulled Holsey over minutes later. Authorities say Holsey fired at Robinson as the deputy approached the vehicle.

Lawyers for Holsey argue that he is intellectually disabled and shouldn't be executed. They say his trial lawyer failed to tell the jury about that disability and other evidence that could have spared him the death penalty.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied his request for clemency Monday. The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to halt his execution.

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