TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 3, 2020

The Tennessee Supreme Court today indefinitely postponed the execution of death row inmate Byron Black because of “multiple issues caused by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” the Associated Press reports. Black was originally scheduled for execution on Oct. 8, and the court had previously ordered a postponement until April 8. Three other Tennessee inmates have also had their executions put on hold because of the virus.