Lee Hall executed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee death row inmate Lee Hall was executed by electrocution on Thursday, Dec 5.

Lee Hall (TDOC)

Hall was on death row for the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend.

The Department of Correction confirmed Tuesday that 53-year-old Hall had been moved to death watch late Monday.

“The justice system has extensively reviewed Lee Hall’s case over the course of almost 30 years, including additional review and rulings by the Tennessee Supreme Court yesterday and today," said a statement from Governor Bill Lee. "The judgment and sentence stand based on these rulings, and I will not intervene in this case.”

In Tennessee, inmates on death watch are placed in a cell next to the execution chamber where they're under 24-hour surveillance.

Hall, formerly known as Leroy Hall Jr., had been on death row since he was convicted for the 1991 killing of his estranged girlfriend, Traci Crozier.

Hall had his sight when he entered prison decades ago, but attorneys said he later become functionally blind from improperly treated glaucoma.

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