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Tennessee execution: Judge rules that Lee Hall should not get new trial

Posted: 1:58 PM, Nov 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-19 14:58:31-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Hamilton County judge has ruled that Lee Hall should not get new trial ahead of his upcoming scheduled execution.

Judge Don W. Poole ruled that Hall should not get new trial ahead of his scheduled December execution date amid concerns of juror bias.

The ruling could still be appealed. Hall has selected the electric chair.

In Tennessee, the state's primary execution method is lethal injection but inmates can choose electrocution if they were convicted of crimes before January 1999.

Hall was convicted of killing Traci Crozier in 1991 in Chattanooga. He set her car on fire while she was still inside.