Tennessee Supreme Court Denies Stay for Reid

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.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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