Irick Lawyers Say Supreme Court Must Delay Execution Until Appeal

Attorneys for Billy Ray Irick filed a motion Monday requesting the Tennessee Supreme Court temporarily delay his execution, The Tennessean reports. The motion argued that the court must push back Irick's execution date, currently set for 10 days from now, so an appeals court can hear a challenge to the state's lethal injection protocol. Last week, Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle rejected the case which argued that the current lethal injection process amounts to torture.
 
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