Tennessee Inmate on Death Watch Ahead of Planned Execution

Updated Story:

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a death row inmate’s request for more time to consider questions surrounding the possible bias of a juror who helped hand down the original death sentence decades ago. The state’s top justices ruled on 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 was moved to death watch Monday, preparing for execution Thursday, December 5th.

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.

Original Story:

Tennessee inmate Lee Hall is on death watch in anticipation of his upcoming execution. Here in Tennessee, inmates on death watch are placed in a cell next to the execution chamber where they’re under 24-hour surveillance. The Department of Correction confirmed today (Tuesday) that 53-year-old Hall had been moved to death watch late yesterday (Monday). Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday.

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