A Tennessee man who is scheduled for execution this December is asking the state to give him one more chance to prove his innocence.
Another execution has been postponed, due to COVID-19. The Tennessee Supreme Court announced Friday that Byron Black will not be put to death this October. For now, his execution has been rescheduled for April 2021.
An agreement that spared the life of a man on death row could transform the future of death penalty cases in Tennessee. Judges raised concerns about the settlement during a Court of Criminal Appeals hearing Tuesday morning.
Nicholas Sutton thanked his family, friends and God before he was executed by electric chair Thursday night. Sutton was sentenced to death in 1986 for killing a fellow inmate while in prison for three other murders he committed as a teen. Sutton is the seventh person executed in Tennessee since the end of a nine-year […]
Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won’t intervene in Nicholas Sutton’s scheduled execution Thursday. Sutton will likely die in the electric chair Thursday night for killing a fellow inmate in January of 1985. That’s after more than a dozen people asked the governor to let Sutton spend the rest of his life in prison. […]
Lee Hall was executed Thursday night at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. It was the sixth in a string of executions in Tennessee since a nine-year lapse ended in 2018, and the fourth of those to be in the electric chair.
Tennessee will execute its sixth death row inmate Thursday night since a hiatus ended in 2018. The courts and Gov. Bill Lee have denied all of Lee Hall’s last-minute appeals thus far. Now, Hall faces the electric chair. He’s the state’s fourth death row inmate to choose electrocution over lethal injection in the past year.
Updated at 12:15 p.m. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is ramping up his efforts to execute death row inmates. His office filed requests to schedule nine more executions in the coming months.
Listen / Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is challenging a recent ruling that overturned a death row inmate’s sentence just months before his execution. Slatery thinks Nashville’s district attorney overstepped when he offered the deal last month. His appeal calls into question who has the final say in criminal cases.
Listen / Shawanna Norman was just 9 when Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman stormed into her house in February 1986. She trembled in a bedroom with her sister Katrina, who was 8, hearing everything as their mother and her boyfriend were attacked. The sisters were spared. Three decades later, so has the life of Abdur’Rahman. Last week, a […]