Georgia Supreme Court halts Carlton Gary's execution

Georgia's pardons board has denied clemency to a man convicted of killing three Columbus women in the 1970s.  

The board made its decision to deny Carlton Gary clemency Tuesday, a day after his attorneys asked the panel to give the case another look.  

Gary was scheduled to be executed Wednesday, Dec. 16. He was convicted in 1986 of three of the city's seven "Stocking Strangler" slayings. 

The victims were strangled with their own stockings

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