A Tennessee death row inmate is asking a federal judge to postpone his December execution, arguing that he is intellectually disabled.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A judge could decide whether evidence needs to be tested for DNA in a decades old murder case. It involves a Millington man who’s on death row after being convicted of killing a woman and her two-year-old daughter. In 1987, Pervis Payne was convicted of stabbing 28-year-old Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Pervis Payne, a death row inmate who is set for execution in December, is heading back to a Shelby County courtroom in hopes it will lead to his freedom. A jury convicted Payne for the murders of 28-year-old Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie, in their Millington apartment in 1987. Christopher’s […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A criminal court judge on Wednesday granted a request for post-conviction DNA analysis to an inmate sentenced to death row in a decades-old Millington murder case. Judge Paula Skahan decided that DNA testing was warranted in the case of Pervis Payne after reviewing his attorneys’ petition, a response from the state and […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s now up to a judge to decide if evidence should be tested for DNA in the case of Pervis Payne, a man who’s served decades behind bars in a murder case. Payne, who was convicted of killing Charisse Christopher and her 2-year-old daughter at a Millington apartment back in 1988, is […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich says her office is asking a court to deny a request for new DNA testing in the case of a Millington man convicted more than 30 years ago. “There is no new evidence and they are merely trying to delay his scheduled execution,” Weirich said. […]
A Millington man on death row believes newly discovered DNA evidence can exonerate him.
Tennessee on Monday set two new execution dates, days after putting to death its seventh inmate in the past year and a half.
Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton should be spared from execution because he transformed himself in prison from a killer to someone who saved the lives of prison employees and fellow inmates, his attorneys argue in a clemency petition.
NASHVILLE, Tenn – A Memphis man is one of nine death row inmates asking a state court to stop scheduling executions. Tony Carruthers was forced to represent himself at a trial in 1994 after he and another man were convicted of killing three people in an illegal drug trade in Memphis. A court filing says […]
Tennessee’s attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for nine death row prisoners, bucking a national movement away from capital punishment.