Outcry For Death Penalty

Saturday, April 20, 2097

The recent murder of three members of a Knox County family near Baileyton is the latest incident to spark a growing outcry in Tennessee for executino of convicted killers. A north Knox County store owner has hung six hangman's nooses in front of his business for the six suspects in the April 6th killing of three members of the Lillelid family. Tom Pierce says he is against lynching, but he wanted to make a point about his support of capital punishemnt. Eleven Tennesseans were shot to death in various incidents in less than three weeks. Ninety-three people are on death row in Tennessee prisons, but no one has been put to death since 1960 in the state of Tennessee.