Andrew Cook has clemency hearing in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has heard from friends and family of a death row inmate set to be executed this week.
A clemency hearing for Andrew Allen Cook was held Tuesday in Atlanta. The board was expected to issue its decision sometime before Thursday's scheduled execution.
The 38-year-old Cook was convicted in the 1995 slayings of two Mercer University students. Grant Patrick Hendrickson and Michele Lee Cartagena were shot several times as they sat in a car at Lake Juliette.
Cook didn't know either victim, and authorities say the crime was random.
Tuesday's hearing was not open to the public or media. Three family friends of Cook said after the hearing that the family would have no comment.