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Subject: Death row inmate dies 3 mos. before his scheduled execution


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Date Posted: Friday, May 17, 05:20:27pm
In reply to: . 's message, "Tennessee man executed for 1984 murder of wife and Alabama man executed for 1997 quadruple killing" on Friday, May 17, 05:18:50pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee death row inmate died in prison on Friday, less than three months before his scheduled execution and less than a day after a fellow inmate was executed .

Charles Wright, 64, was pronounced dead of natural causes at 11:57 a.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.

Wright was convicted in the 1984 shooting death of two men in a Nashville park during a drug deal. He was sentenced to death for killing Douglas Alexander and to life in prison for killing Gerald Mitchell.

Assistant Federal Public Defender Kelley Henry had unsuccessfully sought compassionate release for Wright, saying the inmate was dying of cancer.

"He desperately wanted to one day touch the grass and eat his sister's cooking," Henry wrote in an emailed statement on Friday afternoon.

Henry said Wright had a "large and loving family" that is heartbroken over his loss. She also said Wright had many friends on death row who took care of him after he became ill.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/death-row-inmate-dies-1-day-fellow-inmates-195203511.html

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