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Supreme Court sets execution dates for two inmates

Both inmates are scheduled to be executed later this summer.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Supreme Court set two execution dates on Tuesday for inmates on Tennessee’s Death Row.

Oscar Franklin Smith, convicted of the 1989 murders of Judith Lynn Smith, 35, Chad Burnett, 16, and Jason Burnett, 13, in Nashville, is scheduled to be executed on June 4.

The state set an execution date of Aug. 4 for Harold Wayne Nichols, convicted on the 1988 rape and murder of Karen Pulley, 21, in Chattanooga.

The Supreme Court had previously set execution dates for Nicholas Todd Sutton and Abu-Ali Abdur’ Rahman in 2020.

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Sutton’s execution date was set for Feb. 20. He was convicted for the murder of Carl Estep in 1985 in Morgan County.

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Rahman, formerly known as James Lee Jones, has an execution date of April 9. He was convicted for the murder of Patrick Daniels in 1986 in Davidson County.

This story was originally reported by WSMV.