Tennessee to execute man on death row for 36 years

Tennessee to execute man on death row for 36 years

Tennessee to execute man on death row for 36 yearsTennessee was scheduled Thursday to electrocute a convicted murder who has been on death row for 36 years, renewing debate on use of the death penalty so long after a crime. David Earl Miller, 61, was scheduled to be put to death at 7:00 pm (0100 GMT) at a high security prison in Nashville over the beating and stabbing death of a young woman with a mental disability. Miller was physically and sexually abused as a child and living as a drifter in the early 1980s when a Tennessee pastor gave him shelter in exchange for sex.