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Co-defendant of executed Georgia inmate denied parole

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

ATLANTA (AP) - The co-defendant of a Georgia inmate who was executed this week has been denied parole.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles announced Friday that it has denied parole for Mark Braxley. He won't be considered for parole again until 2024.

Braxley pleaded guilty in the 1994 beating death of Leverett Morrison. His co-defendant, Joshua Bishop, was convicted and sentenced to die. Bishop was executed Thursday.

Braxley was previously denied parole in 2001 and 2009. He was due for reconsideration next year, but the parole board decided to reconsider his case early as a result of information it received during Bishop's clemency hearing on Wednesday.

A board rule says the board may wait up to eight years before giving a required review in a case involving a life sentence.

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