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.
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Advocates for a convicted serial killer will not be allowed to file appeals on his behalf.
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.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen is frustrated with a court decision against the state’s lethal injection protocol.
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.
For the second time as governor, Phil Bredesen has commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer – this time a woman.
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.
Efforts are heating up to halt a Tennessee woman’s execution, which is currently scheduled for September.
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.
Today a man sentenced to die in Tennessee asked the state’s Supreme Court to commute his death-sentence.
Stephen Michael West was convicted in 1987 of kidnapping, rape and murder.
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’s Supreme Court set Gail Owens’ execution for September 28 in Nashville.