Stay of execution for local death row inmate denied by TN Supreme Court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two days before a Tennessee prisoner’s scheduled execution, the state’s Supreme Court has denied request for more time to consider the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down the original death sentence decades ago.
The state’s top justices ruled on Tuesday that 53-year-old Lee Hall failed to persuade the high court to create a “new, previously unrecognized procedure based on the facts of this case.”
Hall’s execution is scheduled for Thursday.
Here is the full ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court:
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