Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tennessee: Request

Tennessee is preparing to execute Steve Henley by lethal injection. He was convicted for a double murder 23 years ago. Kate Howard of the Tennessean reports, however, that "death penalty opponents say there are still too many questions to put a man to death who claimed innocence from the beginning, and was locked up largely on the testimony of a co-defendant who served five years before receiving parole." A request for a stay of execution was denied by the 6th Circuit on Monday. A phone bank is being employed to get people to contact the governor and ask for clemency, but no formal request has been filed. See story here.

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