Death row inmate doesn't want clemency

Death row inmate doesn't want clemency

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - A Region 8 man on death row said if Governor Asa Hutchinson granted him clemency for his upcoming execution, he would decline it.

According to KARK, Jack Harold Jones Jr. was the last of the eight inmates on death row to ask for a clemency hearing. It was held on Friday.

He asked for one to get one last chance to express how sorry he was to his victims.

Jones was convicted and condemned to death for the 1995 robbery, rape, and murder of 34-year-old Mary Phillips and the attempted murder of her daughter, Lacy in Bald Knob.

Lacy Phillips attended Friday's hearing and begged the parole board not to grant him mercy.

The board said they will consider all of the clemency hearings, despite what the inmate actually wants.

Jones is scheduled for execution on April 24 along with Marcel W. Williams.

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