TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 18, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam today spoke about the reasoning behind his decision to delay the execution of Edmund Zagorski, the death row inmate who requested to die via electric chair rather than the state’s standard lethal injection protocol. The Tennessean reports that Haslam said he was not wavering on Zagorski’s execution, and only issued the 10-day reprieve to make sure the state was appropriately prepared to use the electric chair. He said he is unsure about when the Tennessee Supreme Court would set the new execution date.