UPDATE: Georgia Board of Pardon and Parole Commutes sentence of inmate scheduled to be executed tonight

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ATLANTA (AP) – UPDATE 01-16-20 The State Board of Pardons and Parole has announced the sentence of death imposed on Jimmy Fletcher Meders has been commuted to a sentence of life without parole.

Meders had previously been sentenced to death for the murder of Don Anderson, who was a convenience store clerk in Brunswick, Georgia back in 1987.

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Corrections officials in Georgia are set to execute a man convicted of shooting a convenience store clerk to death more than 30 years ago.

Fifty-eight-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening at the state prison in Jackson.

He was convicted of murder and sentenced to die for the October 1987 killing of store clerk Don Anderson in coastal Glynn County.

Anderson was fatally shot in the chest and head, and $38 was taken from the store cash register.

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