Billy Ray Irick on Death Watch

The man convicted of raping and killing a seven year old girl in Knoxville in 1985, is now on death watch.

The Tennessee Department of Correction confirms that death row inmate Billy Ray Irick had been moved to death watch, a period of increased supervision and security ahead of his execution which is set for Thursday.

Irick’s attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of a looming execution in Tennessee after the state Supreme Court and Governor Haslam decided against the delay. In a filing Tuesday, attorneys wrote that there should be a stay of his scheduled lethal injection while a challenge of the state’s death penalty protocol continues.

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