Tennessee officials see 'no issue' with latest electrocution

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Published: Dec. 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM EST
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Tennessee's top correctional official says there was “no issue” during the state's latest electrocution after witnesses

above the inmate's head during the execution.

Correction Commissioner Tony Parker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that there was no smoke during the execution of the 53-year-old Lee Hall. Instead, Parker says it was steam that hovered during the Dec. 5 electrocution.

Gov. Bill Lee says he's confident in the correction agency's conclusion that Hall's execution went as designed. Hall was sentenced to death after being convicted in the 1991 death of his estranged girlfriend.

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12/11/2019 2:33:12 PM (GMT -5:00)

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