Tennessee prepares to execute blind death row inmate

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    Judi Lynn
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    Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press
    Updated 12:36 pm CST, Monday, December 2, 2019

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee is preparing to execute a blind man this week.

    Lee Hall is scheduled to be electrocuted Thursday.

    Hall had his sight when he entered death row nearly three decades ago, but attorneys for the 53-year-old prisoner say he’s since become functionally blind due to improperly treated glaucoma.

    Hall’s attorneys say he would be just the second blind person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.


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    Red Cloud
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    So did the State calculate his murder? Is their response this: To show you, Mr. Hall, that premeditated murder is wrong, we will get 12 people to premeditate  your eventual murder, plus actually murder you and not charge ourselves with premeditated murder?

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    In the press conference afterward, they will say, “It was very humane. He never saw it coming.”

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