- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff’s deputy.

The board made its decision Monday following a clemency hearing for Robert Wayne Holsey, who is to be executed Tuesday. A jury in February 1997 convicted Holsey of killing Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson.

Holsey robbed a Milledgeville convenience store in December 1995. The clerk called police immediately afterward and described the robber and his car.

Robinson pulled Holsey over minutes later. Authorities say Holsey fired at Robinson as the deputy approached the vehicle.

Holsey’s lawyers argued he shouldn’t be executed because his trial lawyer failed to present evidence that could have spared him the death penalty.

The board did not give a reason for denying clemency.

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