//Blind loss of life row inmate set to die in Tennessee

Blind loss of life row inmate set to die in Tennessee

An execution is scheduled to happen in Tennessee Thursday for a blind loss of life row inmate who fatally set his estranged girlfriend afire, experiences mentioned Monday.

Lee Corridor, who’s also referred to as Leroy Corridor Jr., is scheduled to be executed for setting hearth to Traci Crozier as she sat in her automotive in Chattanooga. On the time of the killing, he may see.

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“She felt every bit of it. She was awake for 36 hours. That’s what really bothers me. She knew she was going to die.”

— Staci Crozier Wooten, sister of Traci Crozier talking to the Chattanooga Occasions Free Press in 2014

Corridor’s attorneys say he could be simply the second blind particular person to be executed within the U.S. since 1976. He grew to become functionally blind in jail due to improperly handled glaucoma, the report mentioned.

Clarence Ray Allen, who was legally blind and was confined to a wheelchair, was executed by deadly injection in 2006 for ordering three killings whereas serving time in his jail cell.

Lee Hall, also known as Leroy Hall Jr., a blind death row inmate, is scheduled to be executed Thursday in Tennessee for the 1991 death of his estranged girlfriend. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)

Lee Corridor, also referred to as Leroy Corridor Jr., a blind loss of life row inmate, is scheduled to be executed Thursday in Tennessee for the 1991 loss of life of his estranged girlfriend. (Tennessee Division of Correction by way of AP)

“If confined to prison for the remainder of his natural life, Mr. Hall bears no practical risk of harm to anyone,” his attorneys wrote in a court docket submitting final yr, based on the Nashville Scene.

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His attorneys added “the spectacle of his execution” would “offend humanity.”

Corridor has chosen to die by the electrical chair. He had a alternative allowed for inmates convicted earlier than January of 1999.

“So that when that juice is going in his arm, he won’t even know when it is going to hit,” Crozier Wooten, his sister, informed the Occasions Free Press in 2014. “And he has to suffer while he sits there and wonders. The longer, the better. Traci had to suffer, and now he needs to suffer.”

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Corridor’s attorneys are requesting Gov. Invoice Lee delay the execution so the courts can contemplate claims one of many jurors within the case was biased, based on the Nashville Scene.

“Juror A was not a fair and impartial juror,” the attorneys wrote. “Her presence on Lee Hall’s jury is a structural error in the judicial process requiring automatic reversal.”

The Related Press contributed to this report