Pervis Payne gains new supporters as reprieve set to expire

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 07, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Pervis Payne, a Shelby County man on death row for 33 years, has gained new supporters as a reprieve is set to expire and the state Supreme Court may set a new execution date. 

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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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