Tennessee executes man for 1985 rape, murder of seven-year-old girl

Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick, appears in a booking photo provided by the Tennessee Department of Corrections, August 8, 2018. Tennessee Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Tennessee conducted its first execution in nearly a decade on Thursday, administering a lethal injection to a man convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl he was babysitting. Billy Irick, 59, who had spent more than three decades on death row, was put to death at the Riverbend Maximum […]

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