Inmate scheduled to die tonight

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ATLANTA --- A Georgia death row inmate's lawyers plan to launch a final bid to spare his life just hours before his scheduled execution tonight.

Samuel David Crowe's lawyer, Ann Fort, was to plead his case to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles this morning. He is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson, 45 miles south of Atlanta.

Mr. Crowe was sentenced to die after pleading guilty to robbing and killing 39-year-old Joseph Pala in 1988 at the Douglas County lumber store where Mr. Crowe used to work.

In a 25-page filing with the parole board, Ms. Fort said Mr. Crowe had stopped using cocaine the night of the killing and was in severe withdrawal.

Mr. Crowe, now 48, has been rehabilitated, she said, and has constantly tried to atone for the brutal murder.

She asked the board to commute Mr. Crowe's death sentence and provided a box of testimonials from his supporters, including friends, pastors, an ex-teacher and even a former corrections officer.

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pofwe
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pofwe 05/22/08 - 06:53 am
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Sorry Sammy-Boy, "supporters,

Sorry Sammy-Boy, "supporters, including friends, pastors, an ex-teacher and even a former corrections officer" won't help you out of this fine mess. You're 48, your victim was 39, now get the HELL on the *#^*ing bus ... I mean gurney. See you at the INFERNO!

mahem1920
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mahem1920 05/22/08 - 07:05 am
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Couldn't put it better

Couldn't put it better myself, pof! 1988, he has already lived about 18-19 years longer than the should have!

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CyndiCk 05/22/08 - 07:17 am
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20 years on death row? What

20 years on death row? What kind of crap is that? All those years the taxpayers supported this loser, what did help did the victims' family get? If you are convicted without a shadow of a doubt, they should take you right then and do away with you. None of this 20 years of feedng and medical care. Ridiculous.

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yak11 05/22/08 - 11:55 am
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I say he dies the way he

I say he dies the way he killed. Or Commute the sentence and give an incentive of one month of a prison sentence for every prisoner that rapes him him General Population.

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