FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2014
Executive Assistant for Scott Ellington,
Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney
PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OBJECTS TO CLEMENCY RECOMMENDATION BY PAROLE BOARD FOR CONVICTED KILLER
PARAGOULD, ARK – Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Thursday that his office has objected to a recent Arkansas Parole Board recommendation that convicted killer Denver Mitchell be released from prison on executive clemency.
In a letter to Gov. Mike Beebe on April 22, Greene County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kimberly Dale asked the governor to deny the parole board’s recommendation on several grounds.
Mitchell was convicted of first-degree murder by A Greene County jury for the 1990 slaying and brutal beating of Willard Williamson in Paragould. Jurors sentenced him to life in prison.