Marcus Wellons is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection June 17 at 7 p.m., according to state Attorney General Sam Olens.
Representatives for Wellons will meet with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on June 16 to advocate for clemency.
During the hearing, members of the board could possibly meet with Wellons and other witnesses, said Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds. He said the state and the victim’s family may also give testimony before the board makes its decision.
If clemency is granted, the board could potentially reduce Wellons’ sentence from death to life in prison, Reynolds said.
Wellons was convicted in 1993 for the death of Campbell High School student India Roberts.
Roberts’ body was found in 1989 in a wooded area behind an apartment complex near Vinings, where Wellons lived.
An autopsy determined Roberts, who was last seen on her way to a school bus stop, had been strangled and raped.
With the U.S. Superior Court denying to hear his case in October 2013, Wellons has exhausted his appeals.
Reynolds said any defendant who asks for a clemency hearing will be granted one, but in Wellons’ case, he sides with the jury.
“I think the jury’s verdict was appropriate for that case, and I think the jury’s sentence needs to be carried out,” Reynolds said.