Governor Bill Lee grants ‘temporary reprieve’ for death row inmate Harold Nichols

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Harold Wayne Nichols

Harold Wayne Nichols (Source: TDOC)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Governor Bill Lee announced Friday that he is going to grant a temporary reprieve from execution to death row inmate Harold Wayne Nichols.

“I am granting Harold Wayne Nichols a temporary reprieve from execution until December 31, 2020, due to the challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Lee in a statement to News 2.

Nichols, 59, was convicted of rape and first-degree felony murder in the 1988 death of Karen Pulley in Hamilton County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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