The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has scheduled a clemency hearing for June 19, the day before the planned execution. If put to death, Wilson would be the second Georgia prisoner to die from an injection of pentobarbital this year. Wilson's co-defendant Robert Butts was executed in May 2018.
Butts had known Parks from working with him at Burger King. On March 28, 1996, Butts and Wilson saw Parks, who had just left Bible study, at Walmart. They asked Parks for a ride and attacked him after he agreed, prosecutors said. The defendants were in the Folk Nation gang. Prosecutors said heightened status in the gang was the motive for the crime.