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^Paroles board holds hearing for convicted killer<
ATLANTA (AP) _ A convicted killer pleaded today for a stay of
execution, hoping to avoid becoming the first inmate put to death
since the U.S. Supreme Court found lethal injection constitutional
William Earl Lynd is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Tuesday for
fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend, Ginger Moore, two days
before Christmas in 1988 in Berrien County.
His lawyer asked the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles for a
90-day stay of execution, and a commutation of his sentence.
Attorney Tom Dunn made his case to the parole board behind
closed doors for about two hours. He declined comment after the
hearing. Prosecutors are expected to make their case this
The board's decision is expected by the end of the day.
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