Resentencing for 1987 killings hinges on conflicting views of Pervis Payne

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 14, 2021 11:14 AM CT | Published: December 13, 2021 7:25 PM CT
<strong>Pervis Payne (center) is in Criminal Court for a two-day hearing on whether he should be resentenced to two concurrent or consecutive life terms after his death sentence was set aside.</strong> (Bill Dries/Daily Memphian)

Pervis Payne (center) is in Criminal Court for a two-day hearing on whether he should be resentenced to two concurrent or consecutive life terms after his death sentence was set aside. (Bill Dries/Daily Memphian)

The inmate’s 1988 death sentence was set aside because of questions about his mental competency. The resentencing hearing continues Tuesday, Dec. 14.

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Pervis Payne death row death penalty Paula Skahan Church of God in Christ Charisse Christopher Kelley Henry Steve Jones

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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