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Meders was found guilty in the 1987 fatal shooting of Glynn County convenience store clerk Don Anderson. A little more than $30 was taken from the store’s cash register. Meders says DNA tests of the murder weapon will prove he wasn’t the shooter, but a Brunswick judge ruled against testing. The state Supreme Court will be hearing his legal team’s appeal of that ruling as well.
On Wednesday, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet in a closed-door hearing in which the condemned man’s lawyers are seeking clemency.
“Every single living juror” confirmed that would’ve been their verdict had it been available to them, the clemency application stated.
Board members have sole authority to commute a death sentence.
Meders’ execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in Jackson.