Tuesday execution set, but clemency hearing also planned

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Mark McClain

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.

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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