TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 14, 2019
Two days before his execution, death row inmate Stephen Michael West decided he wants to die by electric chair, the Tennessean reports. A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Correction said West's lawyers reached out to prison officials about the change last night night after Gov. Bill Lee said he would not stop the execution. West is scheduled to die tomorrow. He is the third inmate to choose electrocution in less than a year. Inmates have selected electrocution to avoid lethal injection, and what they consider a more painful and prolonged death.