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Tennessee governor won't intervene in scheduled execution

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Posted at 2:04 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 14:04:57-05

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he won't grant clemency to a death row inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday.

Nick Sutton has an unusual group of supporters. They include current and former prison workers and family members of his victims.

The 58-year-old Sutton was sentenced to death in 1986 for killing Carl Estep in prison.

Estep’s oldest daughter said Sutton did her family a favor. She describes her father as an “evil man.”

Meanwhile, former Correction Lt. Tony Eden calls Sutton the most rehabilitated prisoner he has met in 30 years. He also credits Sutton with saving his life during a prison riot.