Death sentence commuted to life for man in Bradley County murder

Death sentence commuted to life for man in Bradley County murder

September 20th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

John Henretta

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. - A judge has commuted the sentence for a death row inmate to life in prison.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports the Judge Jon Blackwood granted the request during a hearing in August for John Patrick Henretta.

The judge noted in his ruling that Henretta's health had deteriorated so much that he was not expected to live much longer.

Henretta was convicted in 1988 of murder in the death of Bradley County resident Frances Rose Crabtree.