ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles plans to meet to consider new information in support of clemency for the lone woman on the state's death row.
Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set for execution Tuesday at 7 p.m. The 47-year-old was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. She conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.
A parole board statement said the board's members have reviewed a second request from Gissendaner's lawyers to reconsider their February decision denying clemency. The release says they're holding a meeting at 11 a.m. to gather additional information from Gissendaner supporters.
Two of Gissendaner's three children previously addressed the board. A lawyer for Gissendaner said her oldest son now wants to ask the board to spare her life.