Georgia Death Row Inmate Appealing Execution

ATLANTA (AP) -- The lawyer for a Georgia man set to become the
state's 23rd inmate to be put to death by lethal injection has petitioned the state and U.S. Supreme Court to spare his client's life.

Mark Howard McClain is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

His attorney, Brian Kammer of the Georgia Resource Center, says he has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to order a lower court review of the case.

McClain was convicted of murdering 28-year-old Kevin Brown during a robbery in Augusta.

Prosecutors say McClain held Brown up at gunpoint, took $130 from the register and then shot and killed Brown as he left the store.

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  • by Valerie Location: augusta on Oct 20, 2009 at 06:15 PM
    our tax dollars hard at big time WASTE , he needs killing, it is way overdue
  • by Get Real Location: Georgia on Oct 20, 2009 at 09:56 AM
    This is a fine example of how well the system works for the crooks & their lawyers!! The evidence is there. 12 jury persons listened & found this man guilty. He took a life! No compassion for a criminal who is given what he is stealing & THEN shoots & kills! Our prisons are overloaded now & our state budget well over extended providing health, dental, medications, surgeries, food, electricity, and SATELLITE tv's to convicted criminals. It is such a warped system that bends over backwards to make sure these lazy, law breaking persons have EVERY advantage when our senior citizens, who have WORKED all of their lives, have to choose between mediations & food at times. If the everyday citizen KNEW exactly what went on behind that barbed fence, they'd be an outpour of disapprovemnt & cries for re-evaluation of this so-called justice system, and the people who run them
  • by Had It Location: GA on Oct 20, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    We cut the senior citizens checks, lay off school teacher,law enforcement, and still keep and pay for the killers and others that need to be gone from death roll. What do you think?
  • by Sandi Location: Crawfordville on Oct 20, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    If they would speed up execution's, the killing of other people would slow. If someone is convicted of killing, appeals should be done within one year, then if it is denied, put them to death. The prison system would save millions of dollars. Please just put them to death instead of letting them live off the state for 15 to 25 years.
  • by Lisa Location: GA on Oct 20, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    Why do we waste tax payers money any longer. Appeals should be completed in a few years not fifteen or twenty. It should be an eye for an eye. If you kill you should also face the same punishment in situations where people maliciously take the lives of others.
  • by just sayin Location: tally on Oct 20, 2009 at 04:58 AM
    It appears this thug loser has already received his due process...I think it's despicable that the attorney would take it to the supreme court-you think he might be looking for Sotomayor to have compassion and value Mr. Browns life at $130? He had the money, and THEN SHOT THE VICTIM. I know...I know, he's such a great guy............................sweet dreams.
  • by The System Location: GA on Oct 20, 2009 at 04:31 AM
    Did Mr. Brown ask for a stay of life? Did his killer give it to him? NO Kill him.
  • by citizen Location: ga on Oct 20, 2009 at 03:47 AM
    kill him
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