Executions in Tennessee - 2 Scheduled

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The Tennessee Supreme Court is scheduling two more executions. Triple murderer Oscar Smith is set to be put to death on June 4th. The justices this week also set an execution date of August 4th for Harold Nichols. The next execution is scheduled next month for Nicholas Sutton, who was convicted of killing an inmate.

Until 1913, all individuals convicted of a capital offense were hanged. There are no official records of the number or names of those executed.

From 1913 to 1915, there was no capital punishment in Tennessee.

From 1916 until 1960, 125 persons were executed by electrocution in Tennessee. In year 2000, lethal injection replaced electrocution as the primary method of execution. In September of 2007 the first electrocution in 47 years was carried out.


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