Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Stay for Reid

Paul Dennis Reid, whose execution is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2008 for killing seven people in Nashville and Clarksville in 1997.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a request for a stay of execution by death row inmate Paul Dennis Reid.

Reid, who is facing multiple death sentences for a series of slayings at fast food restaurants, asked that the court stay his execution on Jan. 3 to give him time to file appeals.

Reid also claimed a stay should be granted while cases against the lethal injection method used by Tennessee works through the federal courts.

The state's high court denied his request for a stay without issuing a written ruling.

Reid, a Texas drifter who came to Nashville to be a country singer, was convicted of killing seven people in Nashville and Clarksville in 1997.

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