ATLANTA - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for condemned inmate Marion Wilson, Jr.

Prior to reaching the decision, the Parole Board members thoroughly reviewed all information presented during Wednesday’s clemency meeting. The Board also considered information contained in the board file on Wilson. The Board maintains a comprehensive file on each death row inmate to include criminal history and the circumstances of the crime that was committed resulting in the death sentence.

The Superior Court of Baldwin County ordered the execution of Wilson for the 1996 murder of Donovan Corey Parks. The Georgia Department of Corrections has scheduled the execution to take place today, June 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Wilson was convicted in Baldwin County of murder, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He was sentenced to death on November 7, 1997. The United States Supreme Court denied Wilson’s request to appeal on May 28, 2019.

The Parole Board is the only authority in Georgia to determine if a death row inmate will receive clemency.

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