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Appeals Denied in Georgia for Marion Wilson, Jr., Before June 20, 2019, Execution

Marion Wilson, Jr., Georgia

Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019  5:37 pm EST

The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected a petition for clemency from Marion Wilson, Jr. If executed, Marion will be the 1,500th inmate executed in the United States of America since capital punishment was reinstated by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1976. 

Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2019  9:31 am EST

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected a request for clemency from Marion Wilson, Jr. In a statement, the Board reviewed all evidence in the case against Marion, as well as possible mitigating evidence, before rejecting clemency. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is the only authority in the state that can grant clemecny.

Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2019  8:49 am EST

Marion Wilson, Jr., has requested clemency from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Marion and his lawyers are arguing that Marion's trial lawyers failed to present evidence regarding his upbringing and brain damage that could have swayed jurors to not vote for the death penalty.  Additionally, they claim that it was improper for the prosecutor to state during the trial that Marion could have been the shooter, and then later state at the trial of Robert Butts, Marion's co-conspirator, that Robert was the shooter.  They also point to the fact that the prosecutor initially offered Marion a plea deal, which would have resulted in a life sentence, with the possibility of parole.  Marion rejected the offer.

Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019  10:16 am EST

Marion Wilson, Jr., is scheduled to be executed at 7 pm EST on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison near Jackson, Georgia. Forty-two-year-old Marion is convicted of the murder of Donovan Corey Parks on March 28, 1996, in Milledgeville, Georgia. Marion has spent the last 22 years on Georgia’s death row.

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Ohio Execution of Kareem Jackson Rescheduled from July 10, 2019, to January 16, 2020

Kareem Jackson, Ohio

Updated: Monday, June 17, 2019 10:15 am EST

Kareem M. Jackson was scheduled to be executed at 10 am EST on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. Kareem’s execution has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 16, 2020. Forty-five-year-old Kareem is convicted of the murder of Antonio Hunter and Terrance Walker in Columbus, Ohio on March 25, 1997. Kareem has spent the last 21 years on death row in Ohio.

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Scheduled Executions

Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2019

Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).

  

*Read more about Ohio's ongoing challenges to carrying out executions here.*

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