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Tennessee executes longest serving death row inmate using electric chair after court battle

Tennessee executes longest serving death row inmate using electric chair after court battleA death row inmate in Tennessee became the second person executed in the US state using the electric chair in just over a month. David Earl Miller, 61, was pronounced dead at 7.25pm at a maximum-security prison in Nashville on Thursday night. Earlier on Thursday, Governor Bill Haslam refused Miller’s request to commute his sentence to life in prison.



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Tennessee executes another inmate by electric chair after supreme court battle

Tennessee executes another inmate by electric chair after supreme court battleA convicted killer who spent more than 36 years on death row in Tennessee was executed by electric chair on Thursday, the second time in five weeks that the state used electrocution to carry out a death sentence. Both Miller and Edmund Zagorski before him chose the electric chair over lethal injection, a process proponents said would be painless and humane. The execution came nearly two decades after the state adopted lethal injection as its preferred method.



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Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 months

Tennessee electrocutes second inmate in 2 monthsNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate became the second person to die in the state's electric chair in just over a month Thursday, nearly two decades after Tennessee adopted lethal injection as its preferred method of execution.



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Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 years

Tennessee executes man on death row for 36 yearsTennessee on Thursday electrocuted a convicted murder who had been on death row for 36 years, in a case that renewed debate on use of the death penalty so long after a crime. David Earl Miller, 61, was put to death at 7:25 pm (0125 GMT) at a high security prison in Nashville, authorities said, over the beating and stabbing death of a young woman with a mental disability. Miller was physically and sexually abused as a child and living as a drifter in the early 1980s when a Tennessee pastor gave him shelter in exchange for sex.



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Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on Thursday

Tennessee set to execute murderer by electric chair on ThursdayDavid Miller was convicted in Knox County of first-degree murder for the 1981 killing of Lee Standifer, a 23-year-old woman. Miller has been on death row since March 1982. Before Zagorski, the last time Tennessee used its electric chair was 2007.



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The Latest: Tennessee governor won't intervene in execution

The Latest: Tennessee governor won't intervene in executionNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on an execution in Tennessee (all times local):



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Immigrant caravan still far from border, but fear reaches Tennessee, stoked by Senate race

Immigrant caravan still far from border, but fear reaches Tennessee, stoked by Senate raceA week before Election Day, immigration appears to be emerging as a flashpoint in Tennessee’s closely watched Senate race.



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Lindsey Graham stumps for Blackburn Senate bid in Tennessee

Lindsey Graham stumps for Blackburn Senate bid in TennesseeNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina rallied support Sunday in Tennessee for Rep. Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid, saying the fellow Republican "represents good old common sense."



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Tennessee Woman Stabs Friend at Haunted House With Knife She Thought Was a Prop: Cops

Tennessee Woman Stabs Friend at Haunted House With Knife She Thought Was a Prop: CopsPolice are investigating the incident.



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Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate efforts

Supreme Court rejects Tennessee death row inmate effortsThe Supreme Court rejected two last-ditch efforts to save the life of Edmund Zagorski, apparently clearing the way for his execution.



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