Judge in Pervis Payne case tells state to finish evaluation or hire new expert

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 06, 2021 6:54 PM CT | Published: August 06, 2021 6:54 PM CT
<strong>Pervis Payne (seen with his attorney, federal public defender Kelley Henry, in the courtroom on July 16) has been on death row since his 1988 conviction.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Pervis Payne (seen with his attorney, federal public defender Kelley Henry, in the courtroom on July 16) has been on death row since his 1988 conviction. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

“If you don’t have time to do it, I’m sorry. I need someone else who can do it,” Judge Paula Skahan tells psychologist.

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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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