U.S. Supreme Court won't halt McClain execution

JACKSON, Ga. -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced this evening it will not block the execution of an Augusta man on Death Row, ending his last legal hope for mercy.

Mark McClain -- scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. for a 1994 Augusta murder -- does not plan to make any final statements, prison officials said earlier this evening.

Kristen Stancil, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, said Mr. McClain declined to issue any final statements and will not have any family members present tonight when he is scheduled to die by lethal injection for the fatal shooting of an Augusta pizza store manager 15 years ago.

Mr. McClain did talk to some family members earlier in the day, she said.

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