Tuesday execution set, but clemency hearing also planned

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 11:08 AM
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An execution date has been set for Mark McClain who was sentenced to death by a Richmond County Superior Court jury nearly 14 years ago.

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Mark McClain

Following an order from Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet which set the window for execution for next week, the Department of Corrections set the actual execution time for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson.

Mr. McClain, 42, was sentenced to die for murdering 28-year-old Kevin Brown during a robbery of a Domino’s Pizza store on Nov. 20, 1994.

Mr. McClain’s attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its denial of his request for a hearing, and the attorneys have requested a stay of execution, said District Attorney Ashley Wright.

Unless the stay is granted, the state will proceed with its plans for the execution.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has set aside Friday morning to allow advocates for Mr. McClain to meet with the board members, said Tracy Master, a board adviser. Clemency is possible if three of the five board members vote to grant it.

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UNKNOWNDRAFTER
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UNKNOWNDRAFTER 10/13/09 - 11:12 am
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mmmmmmmmm! bacon!

mmmmmmmmm! bacon!

mrlonglelgs
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mrlonglelgs 10/13/09 - 11:14 am
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Yeah thats a great idea spend

Yeah thats a great idea spend another 60k a year to keep him on death row, fry his butt and spend that money on education.

The Big O
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The Big O 10/13/09 - 12:28 pm
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Capital punishment should

Capital punishment should occur within a year for all convicted violent felons. It is time to clean up America and get the liberals and ACLU out of our wallets.

Sharky
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Sharky 10/13/09 - 12:46 pm
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Actually he killed Kevin

Actually he killed Kevin Brown, Mr. McClain's first name is Mark. Kevin was a great man, who has been missed by his fellow musicians and their familes and friends. RIP big guy!

hmm
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hmm 10/13/09 - 01:13 pm
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looking at actual costs, it

looking at actual costs, it seems to be more expensive to execute someone than to keep them in prison for life.

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sugarbutton 10/13/09 - 01:22 pm
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Where do you get a copy of

Where do you get a copy of that report? That's interesting and I'm sure alot of people would have a differing opinion (including myself) if there was proof that this is accurate. Please, post the website for this, I'd like to pass it on to other taxpayers who want to know.

elkogirl
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elkogirl 10/13/09 - 01:22 pm
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I went to school with Mark

I went to school with Mark and knew his mom before she passed away from cancer. I'm not condoning what he did or saying he doesn't need to be punished,but, it is pretty sad.

stumpjumper
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stumpjumper 10/13/09 - 02:00 pm
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BIG O, I firmly agree with

BIG O, I firmly agree with you. Wish more poople could see the big picture.

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corgimom 10/13/09 - 07:35 pm
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It is a travesty of justice

It is a travesty of justice that these death row inmates are allowed to live so long after being sentenced. If a state has a death penalty, enforce it. If not, then don't. Go one way or the other.

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TIREMAN5 10/13/09 - 09:11 pm
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the reason they are aloud to

the reason they are aloud to live on death row for so long is to make sure that they have the right guy, it would be a terrible mistake to to execute the wrong guy. but i believe they have the right guy so fry his butt

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