Another TN Death Row Inmate Seeks to Delay Execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Inmate Paul Dennis Reid is seeking to delay his execution scheduled for January.

Reid had previously asked to drop his appeals and allow his execution to proceed on seven death sentences from a string of restaurant holdups, but his sister has successfully argued to continue his appeals because of questions about his mental competency.

Reid's attorney argues in the Thursday filing that he should have more time to continue his appeal process in state and federal courts.

He also argues that the state should delay setting another date until cases against the lethal injection procedure used by Tennessee and several other states are considered in federal courts.

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