KNOX COUNTY — Death row inmate Billy Irick was arrested in 1985 for the murder and rape of 7-year-old Paula Dyer in Knoxville. He is currently scheduled to be executed today, Aug. 9, 2018, in Nashville. This marks the fifth time an execution date has been scheduled for Irick since a jury sentenced him to death in 1986.

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Below is a timeline of important dates in a case that has spanned more than 33 years. The timeline includes links to previous WBIR coverage of the case.

JPG Billy Ray Irick Timeline Calendar Montage
The criminal case against Billy Ray Irick began in April 1985 when he was arrested for the rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer in Knoxville.

* Last updated at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

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