UPDATE: PA pardons board denies clemency for death-row inmate in York County murder

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 7, 2012 3:22 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Death-row killer Hubert Michael's options for staying alive are running out.

The state Pardons Board has unanimously voted not to grant clemency to the 56-year-old Michael, who pleaded guilty to the July 1993 murder of
16-year-old Trista Elizabeth Eng, after kidnapping her in York County.
He's slated to be executed Thursday.

The 4-0 vote climaxed a hearing at which Michael's lawyers said he suffers from mental problems that cloud his judgment.

Tearful relatives and friends of the victim called him a cold-blooded killer.
Also federal judges have rejected both of Michael's requests for a stay.

U.S. District Judges John Jones and Yvette Kane have turned down the request in separate cases.

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