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Crime Court declines to intervene in upcoming Tennessee execution

04:35  04 december  2019
04:35  04 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Lee Hall execution: Gov. Bill Lee asked to delay death as court case moves through appeals

  Lee Hall execution: Gov. Bill Lee asked to delay death as court case moves through appeals Lee Hall is set to be executed next week in Tennessee. His attorneys have asked Gov. Bill Lee to step in and allow an appeal to be completed before he dies.Lee Hall, 53, was convicted in the 1991 burning death of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier in Chattanooga.

Two days before a Tennessee prisoner’s scheduled execution , the state’s Supreme Court has denied request for more time to consider the © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Lee Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr.

Tennessee death row inmate asks state's highest court to intervene in execution . Lee Hall was convicted of killing is estranged girlfriend. His execution is scheduled for Dec. 5. His request was made to the Tennessee 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.

FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Lee Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr. Hall, a death row inmate. Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Hall walked onto death row nearly three decades ago with his sight, but attorneys for the 53-year-old prisoner say he’s since become functionally blind due to improperly treated glaucoma. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows Lee Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr. Hall, a death row inmate. Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Hall walked onto death row nearly three decades ago with his sight, but attorneys for the 53-year-old prisoner say he’s since become functionally blind due to improperly treated glaucoma. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)

The state’s top justices ruled 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.

Hall’s attorneys contend he was deprived of his constitutional rights because the juror acknowledged she had failed to disclose during jury selection nearly 26 years ago that she had been raped and abused by her ex-husband.

Hall was convicted for the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend.

Tennessee murderer put to death by electric chair .
Lee Hall, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend nearly three decades ago, was executed by the state of Tennessee on Thursday night, the Department of Correction said. © Tennessee Department of Correction via AP Lee Hall, seen here in a 2017 photo, is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday. Hall was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. CT. He had chosen the electric chair over lethal injection. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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