Pervis Payne to get two life sentences instead of death penalty

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 18, 2021 5:31 PM CT | Published: November 18, 2021 3:59 PM CT
<strong>Pervis Payne (shown on July 16, 2021, with his attorney Kelley Henry) has been on death row since his 1988 conviction in the 1987 Millington stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher, 28, and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Pervis Payne (shown on July 16, 2021, with his attorney Kelley Henry) has been on death row since his 1988 conviction in the 1987 Millington stabbing deaths of Charisse Christopher, 28, and her 2-year-old daughter, Lacie. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Pervis Payne will not face the death penalty and will instead get two consecutive life terms, District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced Thursday, Nov. 18.

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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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