Governor will not stop planned execution

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Governor Bob McDonnell says he will not stop next week's execution of a man who raped and killed an elderly Williamsburg woman.

30-year-old Jerry Terrell Jackson is set to die by lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Center on Thursday. McDonnell says he reviewed the case and sees no reason to intervene.

That leaves the US Supreme Court as the only hope for Jackson. His lawyers argue the jury in his trial was not given a complete picture of the abuse Jackson suffered as a child.

They say that could have convinced jurors to spare his life.

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