TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Sep 27, 2018
Death row inmate Edmund Zagorski, who has served 34 years in prison for the murder of two men in a drug deal, has asked Gov. Bill Haslam for clemency prior to his looming Oct. 11 execution date, The Tennessean reports. He’s also part of a lawsuit challenging the lethal injection method used by the state to kill inmate Billy Ray Irick last month, but the legal battle is seen as a long shot. Zagorski attorney Robert Hutton would not state the details of the clemency petition, but said that his client has “extraordinarily rehabilitated himself” and has never received a write-up while in prison.