The Latest on challenges filed by a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to be executed this week. (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has held a clemency hearing for an inmate scheduled to be executed at midweek.

Former Navy crewman Travis Hittson is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday evening. The 45-year-old inmate was convicted in the April 1992 killing of fellow sailor Conway Utterbeck.

The parole board, the only entity authorized to commute a death sentence in Georgia, held a clemency hearing Tuesday but did not immediately release its decision.

Hittson's attorneys asked a judge Monday to halt his execution. They argue his constitutional rights were violated during sentencing when a judge allowed a state psychologist who had examined Hittson to relay damaging statements Hittson had made about Utterbeck.

State lawyers contend those arguments have been previously rejected and are procedurally barred.

9 a.m.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles says it will consider the clemency application of an inmate scheduled to be executed at midweek.

Former Navy crewman Travis Hittson is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday evening. The 45-year-old inmate was convicted in the April 1992 killing of fellow sailor Conway Utterbeck. The parole board, the only entity authorized to commute a death sentence in Georgia, is planning a clemency hearing Wednesday.

Court documents show Hittson, who was stationed in Pensacola, Florida, went with two other sailors, Edward Vollmer and Conway Utterbeck, to Vollmer's parents' home in Warner Robins. Hittson and Vollmer went out drinking and killed Utterbeck upon returning home.

Vollmer reached a plea deal with prosecutors and is serving a life sentence for the killing.