The execution of a blind Tennessee death row inmate is scheduled for Thursday by the state's Department of Correction.
Lee Hall, also known as Leroy Hall Jr., is set to be executed by the electric chair for the death of his estranged girlfriend Traci Crozier who was set on fire while she sat in her car. At the time, he could see.
The death row inmate has become blind while serving jail
time because of improperly treated glaucoma.
"If confined to prison for the remainder of his natural life, Mr. Hall bears no practical risk of harm to anyone," Hall's lawyers argued. They added that his execution will be nothing else but a spectacle that offends humanity.
Hall will be the second blind inmate to be executed in the U.S. since 1976.