Haslam Grants Clemency to 4; Brown, Irick Still Waiting - Articles

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Posted by: Barry Kolar on Jul 26, 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam today granted clemency to four Tennessee inmates, the Tennessean reports, but he has yet to act on two very controversial cases: Cyntoia Brown and Billy Ray Irick. Brown is serving a life sentence for a 2004 murder committed when she was 16 and an alleged victim of sex trafficking. Irick, a 59-year-old Knoxville man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, is on death row and scheduled to die Aug. 9. Haslam has said he plans to grant clemency to additional inmates before leaving office.