Robert Wayne Holsey is scheduled to die Dec. 9 for the December 1995 slaying of Baldwin County sheriff’s deputy Will Robinson following a convenience store robbery.
But Holsey’s lawyers argue in a clemency petition that his trial lawyer was a chronic alcoholic who failed to provide the jury information about his client that would likely have spared him the death penalty.
A clemency hearing in Holsey’s case is set for Monday.
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright, the prosecutor who is set to handle Holsey’s clemency hearing Monday, did not immediately return a phone message Tuesday seeking comment.
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