Arkansas inmate set for execution applies for clemency

Arkansas inmate set for execution applies for clemency

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be executed on Nov. 3 has applied for executive clemency.

Stacey Eugene Johnson filed an application for executive clemency with the Arkansas Parole Board Wednesday. Board spokesman Solomon Graves says the second inmate scheduled to die on that day, Terrick Nooner, didn't file an application by Monday's noon deadline.

Johnson's request will be heard Oct. 15.

Solomon says the deadline for applications falls 40 days before the date of execution unless the board makes an exception in the "interest of justice."

Two other inmates set to be executed on Oct. 21 missed the deadline to apply for clemency. Four more inmates are scheduled to be executed in December and January.

Johnson was convicted of the 1993 death of Carol Heath in De Queen.

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