Tennessee executes Nicholas Sutton, who killed 3 in 1979, fellow inmate in 1985

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 21st, 2020 11:34 am

Last Updated Feb 21st, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Convicted murderer Nicholas Todd Sutton was executed in Tennessee by electric chair on Thursday night. It is the fifth time the state has used that method of execution since 2018.

Sutton was sentenced to death in 1986 for killing fellow inmate Carl Isaac Estep, a convicted child rapist, a year earlier. He was originally convicted of three other murders in 1979 but did not receive the death sentence for those murders.

He was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. CST at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.

"I'm just grateful to be a servant of God, and I'm looking forward to being in his presence. And I thank you," Sutton reportedly said in his final statement.


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