Panel to Consider Clemency for Georgia Death Row Inmate

Posted at 9:59 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 18:10:45-04

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has set a clemency hearing for a death row inmate scheduled to be put to death next week.

The board announced Monday that it will hear from advocates for Kenneth Fults on April 11. Fults was convicted of killing Cathy Bounds, who was shot five times in the back of her head. Prosecutors say Fults killed Bounds after breaking into her house during a weeklong crime spree in January 1996.

Fults is scheduled to die April 12 by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson.

The parole board is the only entity in Georgia that can commute a death sentence.

Georgia has already executed three other inmates this year.