Ark. Parole Board Votes No Clemency for Johnson Co. Murderer

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. (KARK) — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended that Death Row inmate Jack Greene of Johnson County be put to death.

The 6-0 vote was reported on Thursday, saying that clemency for Greene is without merit and his sentence is not considered excessive due to the nature and seriousness of the offense. 

The board’s recommendation now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson for a final decision.

Greene was sentenced to death for the 1991 murder of 69-year-old Sidney Burnett, a husband, father, WWII Air Force veteran and preacher from Johnson County. 

The Arkansas Parole Board held Executive Clemency and Victim Input Hearings for Greene on Wednesday.

His execution is set for Nov. 9.

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