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State prison officials failed to follow lethal injection protocol, report finds

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 30, 2022 2:13 PM CT | Published: December 30, 2022 2:11 PM CT

Gov. Bill Lee granted Oscar Smith a reprieve after finding TDOC failed to properly test lethal injection chemicals, then retained a former federal prosecutor to investigate why it happened.

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Bill Lee Edward Stanton III death penalty Tennessee Department Of Correction Subscriber Only

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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.

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