Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia’s death row and scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. tonight, is granted a clemency hearing this morning.
Gissendaner was convicted in the 1997 murder of her husband, Doug Gissendaner.
A parole board spokesman says it’s not uncommon for the board to hold a hearing.
The board has a few options after the hearing:
- They can deny clemency in the case
- Issue a stay of up to 90 days
- Grant clemency and commute the sentence to life with or without the possibility of parole