Execution set for man who killed 2 nieces and 2 nephews

Henry Curtis Jackson

PARCHMAN – (AP) A death row inmate scheduled to die tonight by lethal injection has asked Governor Phil Bryant for clemency.

Henry Curtis Jackson was convicted in 1991 of killing his two nieces and two nephews in his mother’s home in Leflore County in 1990. He was also found guilty of stabbing two other relatives, both of whom survived.

Jackson, who was 26 at the time of the deaths, turned himself in to the West Point Police Department on Nov. 5, 1990. He was convicted in September 1991 of four counts of capital murder for killing the children, who ranged in age from 2 to 5 years old.

Jackson’s attorney, Robert Davis Jr. of Tupelo, filed a clemency request Friday and says he’s not likely to file any new appeals. Davis says 47-year-old Jackson would spend the rest of his life in prison if he’s not executed.

Bryant has not granted clemency requests to previous inmates, though his spokesman, Mick Bullock, says Bryant is reviewing Jackson’s case.

If Bryant does not intervene, Jackson’s execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Mississippi’s State Penitentiary at Parchman.

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