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Georgia death row inmate granted clemency

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On Wednesday, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles granted clemency to Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, one day before he was scheduled to be executed.

The board said on Wednesday night it had decided to commute Waldrip's death sentence to one of life without parole.

Waldrip was convicted and sentenced to death in the April 1991 slaying of 23-year-old Keith Evans in Dawson County.

Evans was a store clerk in Forsyth County who was set to testify at a robbery trial involving Waldrip's son.  

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