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Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas board rejects condemned killer's clemency bid

Members of the Arkansas Parole Board said Thursday that an inmate scheduled to die next month for killing a man who had helped him out doesn't deserve to have his sentence reduced to a life term.

Jack Greene is set to die Nov. 9 at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner, southeast of Little Rock. He was convicted in the 1991 death of Sidney Burnett, who was beaten with a can of hominy and then stabbed and later shot. The board said Thursday it would recommend that Gov. Asa Hutchinson let the death sentence stand.

In emotional and graphic testimony before the board Wednesday, three of Burnett's daughters likened Greene to a dog and a terrorist.

Prosecutor David Gibbons told...