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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 17, 2019
Charles Walton Wright, a death row inmate scheduled to be executed later this year, died in prison today, the Tennessean reports. Wright had been bedridden and hobbled by terminal cancer that spread from his prostate into his bones. A statement from the Tennessee Department of Correction confirmed he died of natural causes. Wright had been scheduled to die by execution Oct. 10. He was sentenced to death in 1985 after he was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors said he shot and killed Gerald Mitchell, 33, and Douglas Alexander, 27, in a North Nashville park during a dispute over drugs.