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CrimeTennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch

18:50  13 august  2019
18:50  13 august  2019 Source:   tennessean.com

Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee executed its third inmate in the electric chair since November, killing a man Thursday who maintained that he didn't stab a mother and her 15-year-old daughter to death in 1986. © Provided by The Associated Press This booking photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows Stephen West. West has made a last minute request to be put to death in the electric chair instead of dying by lethal injection. The state Department of Correction on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 confirmed West made the request ahead of his Thursday execution.

Death watch is the three-day period before an execution when a death row inmate is placed under If Johnson is executed , he will be the fourth condemned man to die in Tennessee since August Stephen Hugueley was sentenced to death in 2003 for stabbing a prison counselor at Hardeman

Death row inmate Stephen Michael West did not select a method for his Aug. 15 execution , so the state will kill him using controversial lethal injection drugs if the execution moves forward as scheduled. Tennessee inmates sentenced to death for a crime committed before 1999 can choose

Death row inmate Stephen Michael West has been moved into a cell next to the execution chamber, where he is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night unless Gov. Bill Lee intervenes.

Prison officials announced the move Tuesday, saying West, 56, had been placed on death watch. Death watch is the three-day period before an execution when a death row inmate is placed under 24-hour observation and stricter rules.

During death watch, West will get daily visits with the prison chaplain. On Wednesday, he will order his last meal.

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Days before Stephen Micheal West 's scheduled execution , his lawyers pleaded for Gov. Bill Lee to spare his life, saying he did not commit the killings that But they said his co-defendant Ronnie Martin, who was 17 at the time of the crime, was the one who stabbed the women to death while West stood

West is scheduled to die for the 1986 murders of a woman and her 15-year-old daughter in their Union County, Tennessee, home.

Wanda Romines, 51, and Sheila Romines, were both stabbed to death, their hands bound behind their backs.

Sheila had been stabbed 17 times in the stomach. At trial, a forensic pathologist said 14 of those stab wounds were consistent with “torture-type cuts.”

West also was convicted of raping Sheila before she died.

West’s defense team argued he was present during the killings but that a 17-year-old co-defendant, who worked with him at a local McDonald’s restaurant and attended high school with Sheila, actually committed the crimes.

Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch
Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch

West’s co-defendant pinned the blame on him. West was convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.

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Edmund Zagorski is expected to be executed on Nov. 1 Nashville Tennessean.

The co-defendant also was convicted and imprisoned, but he was not eligible for the death penalty because he was a minor at the time of the crime.

West has had multiple execution dates that were delayed during his 32 years on death row.

West’s legal team sent Lee a clemency request that argued severe abuse during his childhood doomed his path and should justify mercy.

Tennessean reporter Adam Tamburin contributed to this report. Reach reporter Mariah Timms at [email protected] or 615-259-8344 and on Twitter @MariahTimms.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Tennessee execution: Stephen Michael West moved to death watch

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