Billy Ray Irick, 59, was convicted in 1986 on charges of raping and murdering Paula Dyer, a 7-year-old girl in Knox County.        

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  • Tennessee won't use electric chair for Edmund Zagorski's execution
    Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick, first lethal injection in state since 2009 Prison officials Tuesday moved Zagorski to death watch, which is a period of added regulation and observation in the thre...
    10/10/2018 - 7:27 am | View Link
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drug that Justice Sotomayor said could inflict 'torturous pain'
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick ... old Paula Dyer, Irick, 59, is the first state inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee's new and controversial three-drug ...
    08/10/2018 - 2:29 am | View Link
  • 'I just want to say I'm really sorry'
    THE US STATE of Tennessee last night used a controversial lethal injection procedure to execute a man who ... And that … that’s it,” Billy Ray Irick said in his final words before prison officials in ...
    08/9/2018 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • Tennessee carries out first execution in nearly a decade
    Inmate Billy Ray ... Irick ordered up a burger, onion rings and a soft drink for his last meal, and spoke with chaplains, Shiles said. It was the first execution in Tennessee since December 2009, when ...
    08/9/2018 - 5:01 pm | View Link
  • Tennessee executes Billy Ray Irick, carrying out its 1st execution in nearly a decade
    Inmate Billy Ray Irick, 59, received a three-drug injection at a maximum ... It was the first execution in Tennessee since December 2009, when inmate Cecil Johnson received a lethal injection for the ...
    08/9/2018 - 3:36 pm | View Link
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  • Paula Dyer's last moments and Billy Ray Irick's countdown ...
    Paula Dyer walked to school in the rain her last day on Earth. Now Billy Ray Irick, convicted of killing her in 1985, waits for his last day.
    10/10/2018 - 3:54 pm | View Website
  • Death penalty
    Amnesty International: Global death penalty trend falls "Although 23 countries carried out executions in 2010, four more than in 2009, the number of people executed dropped from at least 714 to at least 527, the rights group said.
    10/10/2018 - 7:11 am | View Website
  • DPIC | Death Penalty Information Center
    The Tennessee Supreme Court heard oral argument on October 3, 2018 of an appeal brought by 32 death-row prisoners challenging the constitutionality of the state's execution protocol. In a move criticized by one of the court's justices as a “rocket docket,” the court removed the case from a lower court and set argument for one week before Tennessee's scheduled October 11 execution of Edmund ...
    10/7/2018 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • Death row
    Death Row inmate Billy Ray Irick has chosen to dine on a burger, onion rings and a Pepsi before he takes his final breaths, while his seven-year-old victim's last meal was a cold supper of canned ...
    10/4/2018 - 2:10 am | View Website
  • Video | FOX13
    15 pairs of Air Jordans stolen from Memphis home; WATCH: Hundreds gather across Tennessee to protest execution of Billy Ray Irick; WATCH: Officials provide updates after Tennessee inmate executed ...
    08/11/2018 - 12:01 am | View Website
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