News is spreading nationwide about a Supreme Court shocker. He was just pronounced dead, and the details have already stunned millions — especially in the state of Tennessee.
Lee Hall had been on death row for years after being convicted of killing his then-girlfriend by lighting her car on fire in 1991. Lee, who was functionally blind, was executed this week after the state Supreme Court denied his appeal.
Hall requested more time to explore the possibility of a biased juror involved in his original death sentence, however, Tennessee’s highest court rejected this request and allowed the execution to go forward.
In a macabre twist, Hall opted to be executed by the electric chair — an uncommon way to carry out the death penalty these days — instead of the usual lethal injection cocktail.
After eating a Philly cheesesteak and onion rings, Hall was ushered to the execution chamber. “think people can learn forgiveness and love and make the world a better place,” he said. “That’s all I have to say.”
“According to court documents, Hall doused Crozier with gasoline and set her on fire following an argument outside her grandmother’s home,” reported Daily Mail. Traci Crozier was his girlfriend at the time.
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