Post Tagged with: "death penalty"

No Appeals for Paul Reid Without His Consent

No Appeals for Paul Reid Without His Consent

by / on January 24, 2013

Advocates for a convicted serial killer will not be allowed to file appeals on his behalf.

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Court Okays Updated Lethal Injection Process

by / on February 16, 2011

A Davidson County court approved Tennessee’s new lethal injection procedure Wednesday. Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman said a manual check to make sure an inmate is first unconscious is “common sense” and constitutional.

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State Supreme Court Puts Four Executions on Hold

by / on November 29, 2010

Executions are on hold in Tennessee after the state Supreme Court issued stays in four cases Monday. Inmate Stephen Michael West was scheduled to die Tuesday, but his attorneys will now be able to test in court new execution procedures meant to make sure the condemned is unconscious before injecting the fatal drugs.

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Bredesen Says Lethal Injection Already Settled by High Court

by / on November 22, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen is frustrated with a court decision against the state’s lethal injection protocol.

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Condemned Inmate Challenges Lethal Injection in Nashville Court

by / on November 18, 2010

A man sentenced to die in Tennessee later this month says the drugs to be used in his lethal injection won’t give him a humane death. Lawyers for Stephen Michael West are making their case in a Nashville courtroom this week.

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Bredesen Commutes Death Sentence of Gaile Owens

by / on July 14, 2010

For the second time as governor, Phil Bredesen has commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer – this time a woman.

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Potential Budget Cuts Divide Candidates for Governor

by / on July 13, 2010

Tennessee’s candidates for governor took disparate stances on what parts of the next state budget they’d trim during the first televised gubernatorial debate Monday night.

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Push to Halt Owens’ Execution Stepping Up

by / on June 29, 2010

Efforts are heating up to halt a Tennessee woman’s execution, which is currently scheduled for September.

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Irick Argues Insanity Should Halt Execution

by / on May 27, 2010

For the second time this week, a man on death-row is asking the state supreme court to commute his death sentence, after the state tried to set a date for his execution.

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West Asks Court to Commute Death Sentence

by / on May 24, 2010

Today a man sentenced to die in Tennessee asked the state’s Supreme Court to commute his death-sentence.

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Man on Death Row Has Two Weeks toRespond to Motion to Set Execution Date

by / on May 7, 2010

Stephen Michael West was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping, rape and murder.

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Owens’ Son Pleas to Halt Mother’s Execution

by / on April 20, 2010

The son of a woman sentenced to death in Tennessee is pleading for the governor to commute his mother’s sentence. Gaile Owens has exhausted her legal appeals, and her execution is now set for September.

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Tennessee Is Set to Execute a Woman for theFirst Time Since Death Penalty Records Began

by / on April 19, 2010

Tennessee’s Supreme Court set Gail Owens’ execution for September 28 in Nashville.

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