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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.Read more ›
Governor Phil Bredesen is frustrated with a court decision against the state’s lethal injection protocol.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
Stephen Michael West was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping, rape and murder.Read more ›
Tennessee’s Supreme Court set Gail Owens’ execution for September 28 in Nashville.Read more ›