Leroy Hall Jr. is scheduled to be executed by the State of Tennessee tonight, December 5 2019, for the murder of his ex girlfriend in 1991. According to court documents Leroy Hall doused the woman with gasoline before setting her on fire. Leroy Hall was quickly convicted and sentenced to death in 1992. For his last meal Hall ordered Philly cheesesteak, two orders of onion rings, a slice of cheesecake and a Pepsi as his last meal. Leroy Hall has chosen to be executed by electric chair. His lawyers are trying to get a last minute stay as Hall has gone blind due to glaucoma which they say mitigate his future risk to others.
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Tennessee death row inmate Lee Hall has chosen a Philly cheesesteak, two orders of onion rings, a slice of cheesecake and a Pepsi as his last meal before his scheduled execution Thursday, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.
The meal will be delivered to him Thursday, TDOC said. Death row inmates typically get $20 toward a special meal before they are executed.
Hall was moved out of his cell on death row Tuesday and into a cell next to the execution chamber for a three-day period known as “death watch.”
During death watch, the 72 hours leading up to an execution, “strict guidelines are implemented to maintain the security and control of the offender and to maintain safe and orderly operations of the prison,” according to TDOC.
Leroy Hall Jr., 53, was sentenced to death for the 1991 slaying of Traci Crozier, his ex-girlfriend. Now legally known as Lee Hall, he was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated arson by a Hamilton County jury in 1992.
Hall threw gasoline over Crozier while she was in the front seat of her car and lit her on fire. She suffered burns to 95% of her body and died more than a day later at Erlanger without ever losing consciousness.
Hall has chosen to be executed by electric chair.
He joined the list of inmates who filed a suit against the state on the claim that the method of lethal injection in Tennessee is unconstitutional.The legal challenge is ongoing. Hall was able to choose the method because the crime took place before 1999.