Judge Poole Denies Post-Conviction Relief For Chattanooga Man On Death Row

Leroy Hall Set To Be Executed On Dec. 5 For 1991 Murder Of Traci Crozier

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Leroy Hall
Leroy Hall
Criminal Court Judge Don Poole on Tuesday morning announced that he was denying Lee Hall’s request for post-conviction relief.
 
Hall was convicted in the April 1991 murder of his ex-girlfriend, Traci Crozier. He is set to be executed on Dec. 5. 

In explaining his decision, Judge Poole said, "The petitioner’s second post-conviction petition is barred by Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-30-102(c), which limits a petitioner to one post-conviction petition.”
 
He further stated that "This court concludes the Petitioner has failed to establish Juror A was prejudiced against him at the time of the trial.”

In his summation, Judge Poole said that any expansion of a post-conviction petitioner’s due process must be granted by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
 
Hall, who at first did not resist the death penalty, has chosen the electric chair as the manner of execution.
 
Click here to read Judge Poole's order.

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