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Parole Board Denies Clemency for Kelly Renee Gissendaner

February 25, 2015
ATLANTA – Tuesday, February 24, 2015, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles met to consider a clemency request from attorneys representing condemned inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner. The Board has voted to deny clemency. 
 
In reaching its decision, the Board thoroughly reviewed all information and documents pertaining to the case. In addition to hearing testimony during the meeting on Tuesday, the Board, prior to the meeting, had thoroughly reviewed the parole case file on the inmate which includes the circumstances of the death penalty case, the inmate’s criminal history, and a comprehensive history of the inmate’s life.
 
Kelly Gissendaner was convicted of murder in the February 1997 death of her husband, Douglas Gissendaner. She was convicted of malice murder in 1998 and sentenced to death. Gissendaner’s appeal to the United States Supreme Court was denied October 6, 2014.
 
Gissendaner is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 7 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
 
To view a photo of Kelly Renee Gissendaner, go to www.dcor.state.ga.us, click on Find an Offender, agree to the terms on the disclaimer page and enter the offender’s EF number, 405001.
 
For more information please contact Steve Hayes, Chief Public Information Officer, Office of Communications, at 404-657-9450 or steve.hayes@pap.ga.gov or visit our website at www.pap.georgia.gov.
 
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