Home > REGIONAL NEWS > TENNESSEE SET TO KILL 1ST INMATE IN NEARLY A DECADE

TENNESSEE SET TO KILL 1ST INMATE IN NEARLY A DECADE

///
Comments are Off

Tennessee is set to execute a man tonight for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, in what would be the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009.

Fifty-nine-year-old inmate Billy Ray Irick is scheduled to receive a three-drug injection this evening. He was convicted in the death of the Knoxville girl he was babysitting when she was slain.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court denied a stay of Irick’s execution, saying the inmates’ lawsuit wasn’t likely to succeed.

Governor Bill Haslam also declined to intervene.

You may also like
TENNESSEE DEATH ROW INMATE ASKS FOR EXECUTION BY ELECTRIC CHAIR
TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT TO HEAR LETHAL INJECTION ARGUMENTS
TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL URGES PLANNED EXECUTION TO PROCEED
MAN TRIED USING EXTENSION CORD SHOCK TO REVIVE BABY AFTER SMOTHERING HER