McDonnell clemency decision Friday

Posted by Iva Radman – email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)--Governor McDonnell is expected to announce his decision today about whether he'll grant a death row inmate clemency.

Attorneys for Paul Warner Powell say Bob McDonnell is too close to their client's case to make that call.

They're asking that someone else decide if Powell should die next week for the murder of a Prince William County woman.

The attorneys argue that Governor McDonnell has a conflict because -- as attorney general he helped build the case against Powell.  

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