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    Irick was denied again, in today's US Supreme Court orders.

    Execution is imminent.

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    Irick was denied again in today's US Supreme Court orders.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.a...es/10-7984.htm

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    Death row inmates Irick and West appeal ruling on constitutionality of lethal injection

    Two death row inmates have appealed a court ruling that the state's lethal injection procedure is constitutional.

    At issue is whether the state's protocol has sufficient safeguards to ensure that condemned inmates don't suffocate while fully conscious, which could violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

    The first drug of a three-drug cocktail is supposed to render the prisoner unconscious, but an attorney for Stephen Michael West argued in a November hearing that it does not always work.

    The state quickly added a requirement for a prison warden to confirm that the condemned inmate is unconscious.

    Meanwhile, the executions of West and three others were put on hold.

    In February, Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled against West.

    On Monday, West and inmate Billy Ray Irick appealed.

    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/vi...-Penalty-Tenn/

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    Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Irick's request for federal funding to pursue state appeals.

    Opinion BILLY RAY IRICK v. RICKY J. BELL No. 10-5581

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    In today's United States Supreme Court orders, Irick's petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis was DENIED.

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    In today's United States Supreme Court orders, Irick's petition for a writ of certiorari was DENIED.

    Lower Ct: Court of Appeals of Tennessee, Middle Division
    Case Nos.: (M2011-00791-COA-R3-CV)
    Decision Date: April 11, 2012
    Discretionary Court
    Decision Date: August 17, 2012
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    There is no LI litigation in the way in Tennessee. I wonder when they are going to restart?

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    Tennessee Schedules Executions For 2 Death Row Inmates

    Tennessee is set to have its first execution in nearly five years in January and the first using a new single-drug method.

    State Department of Correction spokeswoman Dorinda Carter told The Associated Press on Thursday that 55-year-old Billy R. Irick is scheduled to be executed on January 15.

    According to the state Supreme Court clerk's office, the order for the execution was filed Tuesday.

    Irick has been on death row since 1986 for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl.

    Meanwhile, Nickolus Johnson will be put to death on April 22, TDOC officials said. A Sullivan County jury convicted Johnson of first-degree murder in April 2007 for killing police officer Mark Vance during a 2004 domestic violence call.

    Tennessee announced last month that it's switching from a three-drug lethal injection method to using only the sedative pentobarbital to put an inmate to death.

    That is due to a widespread shortage of sodium thiopental, a drug used in the three-drug method.

    Sodium thiopental puts the prisoner to sleep, with another drug administered to paralyze the prisoner and a third to stop the heart.

    Tennessee and many other states have been scrambling to find execution drug alternatives in recent years because manufacturers don't want their products used in executions.

    In 2011, Tennessee was among the states that turned over its supplies of sodium thiopental to authorities after concerns arose about how the supply of the drug was imported.

    That move came after the company that produced sodium thiopental had bowed to European Union pressure to stop making the drug, creating a shortage. The death penalty has been abolished in all EU nations.

    Seven states currently use pentobarbital alone for executions and more are planning to use it, according to Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, a non-profit organization that provides information on capital punishment. Other states use it as part of the three-stage execution process.

    The last inmate executed by lethal injection in the state was Cecil Johnson, on December 2, 2009.

    There are 79 inmates on Tennessee's death row, including one woman.

    http://www.newschannel5.com/story/23...th-row-inmates
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    I can't believe it has taken this long for justice. The child was 7 and he has been on DR for 27 years just where is the justice in that for her family?

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    How has this guy stayed alive?? I bet this loser has spent a lot of alone time inside his cage............ A child molester and a child killer.......... His life has not been worth spit for 27 years in prison and I would bet there are many fellow inmates that would love just a few shots with their favorite shank at this guy. His fellow inmates I would think, would not waste time to render the prisoner unconscious before enacting their own version of the death penalty.
    The inmate "could long ago have ended his anxieties and uncertainties by submitting to what the people have deemed him to deserve: execution."

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