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Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girlBilly Irick, 59, who had spent more than three decades on death row, was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tylee Tracer said. Pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m. Central time, he became the 15th inmate executed this year in the United States and the first in Tennessee since 2009. Irick had been a boarder in the home where the girl lived with her mother, stepfather and siblings.



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Tennessee executes child killer Billy Ray Irick with drug that inflicts 'torturous pain'

Tennessee executes child killer Billy Ray Irick with drug that inflicts 'torturous pain'Tennessee has carried out its first execution in nearly a decade using a controversial cocktail of drugs including a lethal ingredient described by the Supreme Court as “chemically burning at the stake”. Billy Ray Irick, an inmate convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of seven-year-old Paula Dyer, received a three-drug injection on Thursday night after the US Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. The lethal injection consisted of midazolam, used as sedative during an execution, a muscle-relaxer called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride, the agent that stops the heart.



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Tennessee executes first man in nearly a decade

Tennessee executes first man in nearly a decadeThe US state of Tennessee on Thursday used a controversial lethal injection procedure to execute a man who was convicted of raping and killing a child, after the nation’s top court declined his final bid for a stay. Irick was the first inmate to be executed in Tennessee since 2009.



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Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer

Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murdererThe decision cleared the path for the lethal injection and came just hours before the state was scheduled to put to death Billy Irick, 59, at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The execution would be the first in the state since 2009 and the 15th this year in the United States. Lawyers for Irick, who has been on death row more than three decades, said he has suffered from psychosis for his entire life and putting him to death would violate legal norms barring the execution of people with severe mental disorders or disabilities.



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Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murderer

Supreme Court clears way for Tennessee to execute murdererThe decision cleared the path for the lethal injection and came just hours before the state was scheduled to put to death Billy Irick, 59, at 7 p.m. CDT (0000 GMT) at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. The execution would be the first in the state since 2009 and the 15th this year in the United States. Lawyers for Irick, who has been on death row more than three decades, said he has suffered from psychosis for his entire life and putting him to death would violate legal norms barring the execution of people with severe mental disorders or disabilities.



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Tennessee set for its first execution in nearly a decade

Tennessee set for its first execution in nearly a decadeNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is set to execute a man for the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl, in what would be the first time the state has applied the death penalty since 2009.



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ALARMING VIDEO: Woman drove 2 children in pet kennels in Tennessee, police say

ALARMING VIDEO: Woman drove 2 children in pet kennels in Tennessee, police sayPolice in Tennessee say a woman has been charged with transporting two young children in pet kennels inside her vehicle.



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DISTURBING VIDEO: Woman drove 2 children in pet kennels in Tennessee, police say

DISTURBING VIDEO: Woman drove 2 children in pet kennels in Tennessee, police sayPolice in Tennessee say a woman has been charged with transporting two young children in pet kennels inside her vehicle.



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Tennessee Teen Attacked by Group of Boys in Church Parking Lot

Tennessee Teen Attacked by Group of Boys in Church Parking LotA 16-year-old boy was hospitalized after a group of kids beat him up in the parking lot of Collierville First Baptist Church.



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Police search for shooter after four killed at Tennessee Waffle House

Police search for shooter after four killed at Tennessee Waffle HouseAuthorities are searching for the suspected gunman, who had previously been arrested by the Secret Service near the White House. He was disarmed inside the restaurant by 29-year-old James Shaw.



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