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GA inmate set for execution

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Today a Georgia inmate will be put to death by lethal injection. Marcus Wellons is convicted of raping and murdering his teenage neighbor 25 years ago.

It was 1989 when an Atlanta teen was killed and tonight her murder is set to have the same fate. 

Monday, 59 year old Marcus Wellons went in front of a parole board in efforts to obtain clemency but was denied even after the board heard from family and friends. 

This is the first time since the botched execution in Oklahoma a couple of months ago, that an inmate will be going through this. 

It was April when an inmate was subjected to die by lethal injection however woke up in the middle of the process, he suffered from heart attack and later died. 

After the incident debates about the procedure followed along with some challenges from drug suppliers. 

However, right now, the execution of Wellons is expected to continue. He has been serving in state prison since 1993 after was convicted of raping and murdering 15 year old India Roberts, a girl that lived in his neighborhood. 

Items of Roberts were found inside the home of a woman Wellons was said to be involved with.

The execution will take place today at 7pm at the state prison in Jackson. 

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