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Friday, March 16, 2018

Executions delayed
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request from the Tennessee attorney general to schedule eight executions before June 1, because after that date the availability of lethal injection drugs could become "uncertain." The move delays the planned execution of Morristown native Nicholas “Nicky” Sutton, convicted of a number of murders. There now is a question as to whether the state will be able to actually carry out those executions. Earlier this year, Attorney General Herbert Slatery had asked the court to set eight executions before June 1 due to the availability of execution drugs. "Years of delay between sentencing and execution undermines confidence in our criminal justice system," argues Slatery. But earlier this month the Tennessee District Public Defender’s Conference filed a motion requesting permission to file a brief in opposition to the executions. And on March 5, the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Individual Tennessee Attorneys filed a similar motion. As a result, the Supreme Court has declined to set execution dates. There are 59 men and one woman on death row in Tennessee.

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