Parole Board Denies Clemency for Marcus Wellons

| June 17, 2014

Marcus-WellonsATLANTA, GA – Monday, June 16, 2014, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles met to consider a clemency request from attorneys representing condemned inmate Marcus Wellons. After considering the request, the Board has voted to deny clemency.

Marcus Wellons was convicted of the murder and rape of 15-year-old India Roberts in Cobb County committed on August 31, 1989. The jury found as statutory aggravating circumstances that the murder was committed in the course of two other capital felonies: rape and kidnapping with bodily injury. In June 1993, a jury convicted Marcus Wellons of malice murder and sentenced him to death. Wellons received a life sentence for the rape.

The Georgia Supreme Court later upheld the conviction and affirmed the jury’s verdict. Wellons has concluded his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his appeal in October 2013.

Wellons is scheduled to die by lethal injection on today at 7:00 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Source: State Board of Pardons and Paroles

Missing Lowndes County Woman Found
Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App
Filed in: News, Regional News
×

2 Comments on "Parole Board Denies Clemency for Marcus Wellons"

Trackback | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Papi says:

    It’s time for this murdering THUG to meet his maker!!!

  2. D. Miballzich says:

    It’s past time. He shouldn’t have lived off our dime for 25 years. Georgia needs to put in an express line for the death penalty and change the requirements to include rapists and child molesters. I bet that once these thugs, perverts, and other pieces of trash see real consequences to their actions they will think twice on committing crimes. Jail and Prison use to be a punishment but now it’s a 5 star resort with cable, work out equipment, free food, clothing, schooling, job training, medical care, etc. No wonder our “corrections” system is a joke to the rest of the world.