Georgia parole board rejects female death row inmate's clemency bid

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Posted: Sep 29, 2015 2:48 PM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia's parole board on Tuesday denied a request for clemency by Kelly Gissendaner, the lone female death row inmate in the state.

The decision came just hours before Gissendaner, 47, was due to be put to death by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic

and Classification Prison in Jackson.

(Reporting by David Beasley; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Sandra Maler)