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Date set for clemency hearing for Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution next week


ATLANTA — A clemency hearing is planned for next week for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a close friend of his mother.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday said the hearing for Brian Keith Terrell will be held Dec. 7, a day before he is scheduled to die.

Terrell was on parole in June 1992 when he stole 10 checks belonging to 70-year-old John Watson of Covington and signed his own name on some.

Watson told Terrell's mother and sheriff's officials about the theft and agreed not to press charges if most of the money was returned the next day. But the day he was to return the money, Terrell had his cousin drive him to Watson's house where prosecutors say he shot Watson multiple times.

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