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Georgia Parole Board Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate Hours Before Scheduled Execution

The Georgia parole board granted clemency to a death row inmate on Thursday, hours before he was to be executed for the murder of a convenience store clerk three decades ago. Georgia’s Board of Pardons and Paroles said in a statement they commuted the death sentence of 58-year-old Jimmy Fletcher Meders to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  He had been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. EST. ...Read more

NY Mets Manager Carlos Beltran Resigns After Being Implicated In Astros Scandal

Carlos Beltran is out as manager of the NY Mets. Beltran resigned on Thursday due to the investigation about his role in the Astros’ 2017 sign-stealing scandal. Beltran, 42, was hired in November by the Mets, a franchise he spent seven seasons with during his 20-year playing career. Beltran was a veteran player under Hinch and Cora for the Astros in 2017, and he is the only player mentioned by name in MLB’s report.  ...Read more