For only the third time in 24 requests since 1995, the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board commuted the sentence of a death row inmate.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles commuted the death sentence of Samuel David Crowe two hours before his scheduled execution, Crowe’s lawyer said.

Crowe had been scheduled to be executed by injection at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson…

Crowe’s sentence will be changed to life without parole.