Tennessee Supreme Court resets Zagorski execution date

Posted: 11:27 AM, Oct 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-22 19:12:01Z
Tennessee Supreme Court resets Zagorski execution date

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reset the execution date for Edmund Zagorski to November 1. 

Zagorski was sentenced to death in 1984 for killing two men he robbed during a drug deal. 

He was set to be executed Thursday, Oct. 11. 

Governor Bill Haslam granted Zagorski a temporary reprieve after his attorneys filed an appeal, saying he did not get fair representation back in 1983.  In response, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an issue of stay of execution. 

It was made the same day that a U.S. district court judge barred the use of the state’s three-drug lethal injection protocol in the execution of Zagorski.

Haslam said the state is prepared to execute Zagorski using the electric chair. 

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