Governor grants Pervis Payne temporary reprieve

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 06, 2020 4:55 PM CT | Published: November 06, 2020 4:25 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee temporarily halts Dec. 3 execution of death row inmate Pervis Payne because of COVID-19 concerns. 


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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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