Arizona clemency board won't stop executionPosted: Updated:
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's clemency board has turned down a death-row inmate's request that his sentence be commuted to life in prison or that his scheduled execution be delayed.
The five-member board voted unanimously Thursday against the requests of Eric John King after emotional testimony from his son and victims' family members.
The hearing was held at the Arizona State Prison in Florence and King attended. He was kept in a locked metal area in the hearing room.
The daughter of victim Richard Butts says she is ecstatic that the board did not offer any leniency to King. But King's son says he's angry that people want his dad to be executed without knowing all the details.
King is set to be executed on Tuesday.