Death Penalty Defense Lawyer Bill Redick Dies

Nashville criminal defense lawyer and death penalty opponent William P. Redick died Feb. 4 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68. A 1970 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, he worked on death penalty cases from the early 1980s and served as the director of the Capital Case Resource Center of Tennessee (CCRC) from its founding in 1988 until its closing. In 1992 Redick was the first recipient of the Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference's (TACDL) Death Penalty Award; in 2003 he received the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Legal Service Award; and in 2010 he received TACDL's Lifetime Achievement Award. He wrote abou the death penalty in Tennessee in a 2009 Tennessee Bar Journal article. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.