- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia’s parole board has declined to spare the life of a death row inmate scheduled for execution this week.

William Sallie is to be put to death Tuesday. He was convicted in the March 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural south Georgia.

Prosecutors say Sallie went to his in-laws’ home, where his estranged wife and their 2-year-old son were staying, and shot John Lee Moore and Moore’s wife, who survived.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles announced its decision after holding a clemency hearing Monday. The board does not generally give a reason for its clemency decisions and didn’t say why it turned Sallie down.

The parole board is the only authority in Georgia with power to commute a death sentence.

Sallie also has legal challenges pending in the courts.

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