Tennessee Supreme Court sets execution dates for six inmates

Tennessee Supreme Court sets execution dates for six inmates

November 16th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Tennessee's top court on Friday issued six new execution dates for 2019 and 2020, including one for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend in Hamilton County in 1991.

All the defendants had previous execution dates stayed for pending litigation, a news release states.

Dec. 5, 2019, is the new execution date for Lee Hall, also known as Leroy Hall Jr. He was convicted of murder in the burning death of his girlfriend Traci Crozier.

The other defendants and their execution dates are Donnie Edward Johnson, May 16, 2019, convicted in 1985 of killing his wife Connie Johnson in Shelby County; Stephen Michael West, Aug. 15, 2019, convicted of the murder of Wanda Romines and the rape and murder of Sheila Romines in Union County; Charles Walton Wright, Oct. 10, 2019, convicted in 1984 of the murders of Gerald Mitchell and Douglas Alexander in Davidson County; Nicholas Todd Sutton, Feb. 20, 2020, convicted in 1985 of the murder of Carl Estep in Morgan County; and Abu-Ali Abdur' Rahman, formerly known as James Lee Jones, April 9, 2020, convicted of the 1986 murder of Patrick Daniels in Davidson County.