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Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Posted: 1:21 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-18 18:21:11Z
Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

After 34 years on death row, Tennessee inmate Edmund Zagorski may be running out of options.

Zagorski was scheduled to be executed last week but won a late reprieve amid a flurry of legal maneuvers. Among the issues was his request to die in the electric chair as a quicker and less painful execution method than lethal injection.

No new execution date has been set, but court documents indicate he could be executed as early as Oct. 28.

Still, a legal challenge is in play. Zagorski has a claim of poor legal representation before the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That's on a fast track, but it's unclear when it would be resolved.
Zagorski was sentenced to death in 1984 for killing two men he robbed during a drug deal.