Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced there is no new evidence in a 1987 case in Memphis where Pervis Payne was convicted of killing a mother and child.
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Family of Tennessee death row inmate awaits 'miracle' as 11th hour DNA test underway
Pervis Payne has also maintained his innocence, but multiple appeals have been rejected over his years on death row ... in the decades-long fight: A judge has granted DNA testing in the case.
Tennessee inmate who claims innocence asks for clemency
A Tennessee death row inmate who has always claimed ... be held responsible is long overdue.” A Memphis judge last month ordered DNA testing of a knife and other evidence in the case.
Churches host “Day of Prayer” for death row inmate Pervis Payne
Elder Payne is leaning on faith as he awaits the results of new DNA testing from the crime scene in his son’s case. Payne is on death row ... churches in Memphis and Tennessee stood in ...
Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort
I would pore over aeroplane safety instructions ... Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock opened on this day in Memphis, Tennessee. The movie involves a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter ...
A Man Died From Eating Too Much Black Licorice—Here's How That Can Happen
Case in point: According to the Associated Press, a 54-year-old man in Massachusetts died ... according to WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, Tennessee. Ruth Gallivan, believed to be one of the oldest ...
Report: Death penalty cases show history of racial disparity
The report found that throughout the modern era, people of color have been overrepresented on death row ... A request for DNA testing, in 2006, was refused based on a Tennessee Supreme Court ...
New DNA testing ordered for Tennessee death row inmate’s case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A legal victory has been won for a death row inmate convicted in a brutal Mid-South double murder. “We’re here to protest against the execution of Pervis Payne.
Tennessee death row inmate claims intellectual disability
A Tennessee death row inmate is asking ... Payne is asking a judge to order that DNA evidence in his case be tested. The Memphis district attorney opposes the testing and a ruling is expected ...
Dead Man Talking
Barricaded behind a series of metal detectors and steel locked doors, the grunts and moans of the condemned on Tennessee ... death row were freed last year after DNA testing proved them innocent ...