Attorneys for Pervis Payne seek to stop execution; claim he’s intellectually disabled

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 14, 2020 6:47 PM CT | Published: September 14, 2020 6:41 PM CT

The Shelby County man, convicted in the 1987 slayings of a Millington woman and her young daughter, is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 3.


Pervis Payne Tennessee Supreme Court
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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