Lawyers for Death row inmate convicted for killing Baldwin deputy ask for clemency

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ATLANTA (AP) – Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a sheriff’s deputy say their client should be spared execution because his original lawyer mishandled his trial.

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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