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Crime Blind death row inmate who burned estranged girlfriend to death set to be executed this week in Tennessee

04:50  03 december  2019
04:50  03 december  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Tennessee prepares to execute blind death row inmate

  Tennessee prepares to execute blind death row inmate The execution of a blind man in Tennessee this week would mark only the second time in recent decades that a person without vision has been put to death in the U.S., the death row inmate’s lawyers say. Lee Hall, 53, is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday in a state that has accelerated the pace of its executions over the past year.

The execution of a blind man in Tennessee this week would mark only the second time in recent According to Hall’s attorneys, the last blind person executed was Clarence Ray Allen, who died via Since Tennessee resumed executions in August 2018, three of the five prisoners put to death have

The state of Tennessee is preparing to execute a blind man this week . Hall’s attorneys say he would be just the second blind person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was He has decided to die by the electric chair, a choice allowed for death row inmates who were

Lee Hall is blind, but he is set to be executed this week for the horrific 1991 murder of his estranged girlfriend in Tennessee.

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Hall, now 53, had the use of his eyes when he burned Traci Crozier to death as she sat in her car in Chattanooga.

“She felt every bit of it,” her sister Staci Crozier Wooten told the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2014. “She was awake for 36 hours. That’s what really bothers me. She knew she was going to die.”

Hall has become functionally blind in prison due to improperly treated glaucoma. His lawyers say that he would be just the second blind person to be executed in the U.S. since 1976.

Blind Tennessee inmate who set woman on fire executed by electric chair

  Blind Tennessee inmate who set woman on fire executed by electric chair Lee Hall's execution on Thursday is only the second of a blind prisoner in the U.S. since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976.Lee Hall, 53, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at a Nashville maximum-security prison, prison officials said. He chose the electric chair over Tennessee’s preferred execution method of lethal injection — an option allowed inmates in the state who were convicted of crimes before January 1999. He also became the first blind inmate in U.S. modern history to die by electrocution.

Hall, a death row inmate . Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr., has been on death row since he was convicted for the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier.

NASHVILLE — The state of Tennessee is preparing to execute a blind man this week . Hall’s attorneys say he would be just the second blind person to be executed in the United States since the He has decided to die by the electric chair, a choice allowed for death row inmates who were

“If confined to prison for the remainder of his natural life, Mr. Hall bears no practical risk of harm to anyone,” his lawyers wrote in a court filing last year, according to the Nashville Scene.

His lawyers added that “the spectacle of his execution" would “offend humanity.”

Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr., has chosen to die by electric chair. He had a choice that was allowed for inmates convicted before January of 1999.

“So that when that juice is going in his arm, he won’t even know when it is going to hit,” Crozier Wooten told the Times Free Press in 2014. “And he has to suffer while he sits there and wonders. The longer, the better. Traci had to suffer, and now he needs to suffer.”

Hall’s lawyers are asking Gov. Bill Lee for a delay in the execution so the courts can consider claims that one of the jurors in the case was biased, according to the Nashville Scene.

“Juror A was not a fair and impartial juror,” the lawyers wrote. “Her presence on Lee Hall’s jury is a structural error in the judicial process requiring automatic reversal.”

Hall is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.

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GBI investigating inmate death at Rockdale County Jail .
A Rockdale County Jail inmate died early Friday after being discovered with what officials said appeared to be a "medical complication" on Thursday evening. According to Rockdale County Deputy Lee Thomas, the inmate was discovered experiencing a medical issue during a routine head count on Thursday at about 7:35 p.m. Thomas said jail medical staff provided medical treatment until EMTs arrived and transported the inmate to a local hospital. AfterAccording to Rockdale County Deputy Lee Thomas, the inmate was discovered experiencing a medical issue during a routine head count on Thursday at about 7:35 p.m.

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