Clemency hearing set for Georgia death row inmate canceled after execution postponed


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ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has canceled a clemency hearing for a Georgia man whose scheduled execution date has been postponed.

The board on Tuesday set a March 9 clemency hearing for Brian Keith Terrell and then canceled it a few hours later after the Department of Corrections postponed Terrell's execution, which had been set for March 10.

Terrell was sentenced to die after he was convicted of beating and shooting to death 70-year-old John Watson of Covington in June 1992.

Georgia corrections officials on Monday postponed the execution of Kelly Renee Gissendaner at the last minute because of concerns about the lethal injection drug, which appeared cloudy. Corrections officials on Tuesday postponed the executions of Gissendaner and Terrell pending an analysis of the execution drug.

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