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Clemency granted to condemned Ga. inmate

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Condemned inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip was granted clemency by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday, July 6.

The Parole Board commuted Waldrip's death sentence to life without parole, meaning he will spend the rest of his life incarcerated with the Department of Corrections, and he will not be eligible for parole.

Waldrip had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.

Waldrip was sentenced to death in 1994 following his conviction for the April 1991 murder of Keith Evans in Dawson County.

It is the fifth death sentence commuted by the Parole Board since 2002. The last inmate on death row in Georgia to be granted clemency was Daniel Greene. Greene's sentence was commuted to life without parole on April 20, 2012.

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