LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - KARK - The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended that clemency be denied for two death row inmates.
Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee are scheduled to be put to death in a double execution that is set for April 20.
According to a news release issued by the Parole Board on Monday, the panel found both cases without merit and sent their recommendations to Governor Asa Hutchinson.
The decision follows Victim Input Hearings that were conducted on Friday.
The board gave the following reasons for its decisions in Johnson's case: Sentence is not excessive; nature and seriousness of offense; injustice alleged not sustained. Johnson was placed on death row after his conviction in a 1993 murder in Sevier County.
In Lee's case, the reasons given were: Nature and seriousness; injustice alleged not sustained; multiple victims. Lee was placed on death row after his conviction in a 1993 case in Pulaski County.
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