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.