Parole Board Denies Clemency for Andrew Cook
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles votes to deny clemency for convicted killer Andrew Cook.
In March of 1998, Cook was found guilty of two counts of malice murder and two counts of felony murder in the shooting deaths of Grant Patrick Hendrickson and Michele Lee Cartagena, on the night of January 2, 1995, in Monroe County.
The jury recommended a death sentence for Cook's murder of Cartagena and a life sentence for the murder of Hendrickson. The Georgia Supreme Court later upheld the conviction and affirmed the jury’s verdict.
According to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole, Cook has concluded his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings.
Cook is scheduled to die by lethal injection on February 21, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.