Workman Loses Appeal in Federal Appeals Court

Nashville, TN. (AP) -- Death row inmate Philip Workman lost his appeal for a stay of execution before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

However, Workman's scheduled execution on Wednesday has already been delayed.

Workman, of Memphis, was granted a temporary restraining order on Friday.

A federal judge ruled that Tennessee's new death penalty guidelines could still cause unconstitutional pain and suffering.

The federal appeals court ruled 2-to-1 against his claims that he was convicted on perjured testimony and that the state withheld evidence that would have established workman's innocence.

Workman was convicted of killing Memphis Police Lieutenant Ronald Oliver during a 1981 fast food restaurant robbery.

Workman has one more appeal pending with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

(Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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