Oscar Smith was sentenced to death by the State of Tennessee for the murders of his estranged wife and her two sons. According to court documents Oscar Smith would go over to the home of his estranged wife where he would murder her and her two sons, Judy Robirds Smith, 35, and her sons, Jason and Chad Burnett, 13 and 16. A 911 call took place during the murders however when police arrived at the scene five minutes later the home was quiet so they believed it was a false call and life. The next day the three bodies would be discovered. Oscar Smith would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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Tennessee’s Supreme Court is postponing the scheduled execution of a death row prisoner for eight months because of the coronavirus.
Oscar Smith had originally been sentenced to die on June 4 for the 1989 murders of his estranged wife and her two sons in Nashville from a previous marriage.
On Friday, the court granted a motion requested by Smith’s attorneys to delay his execution. Smith’s new execution date is Feb. 4, 2021.
Smith’s attorneys had argued that restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus prevented them from doing important legal work for the case.
Texas has delayed five executions due to the outbreak