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Pastor Sara Tate says that the new law is a step backward, but she is happy that it's spurring a larger conversation. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

Backlash Against Tennessee’s Electric Chair Law Fuels Death Penalty Opponents

May 27, 2014 at 5:35 pm

A few dozen United Methodist clergy held a prayer vigil near the Capitol Tuesday. They were protesting Governor Haslam’s signing of law legalizing the electric chair as a backup to lethal injection.

No Appeals for Paul Reid Without His Consent

No Appeals for Paul Reid Without His Consent

January 24, 2013 at 6:01 pm

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

Court Okays Updated Lethal Injection Process

February 16, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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.

State Supreme Court Puts Four Executions on Hold

November 29, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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.

Bredesen Says Lethal Injection Already Settled by High Court

November 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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

Condemned Inmate Challenges Lethal Injection in Nashville Court

November 18, 2010 at 6:21 pm

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.

Bredesen Commutes Death Sentence of Gaile Owens

July 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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

Potential Budget Cuts Divide Candidates for Governor

July 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

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.

Push to Halt Owens’ Execution Stepping Up

June 29, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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

Irick Argues Insanity Should Halt Execution

May 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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.

West Asks Court to Commute Death Sentence

May 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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

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

May 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm

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

Owens’ Son Pleas to Halt Mother’s Execution

April 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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.

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

April 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

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