Payne has maintained his innocence for more than 30 years. Yet, despite having no prior criminal record and living with an intellectual disability, he is set to be executed in Tennessee on Dec. 3, 2020 — even though there is DNA evidence that has NOT yet been tested regarding his case from 1987.
In 2017, Shelby County DA Amy Weirich was ranked highest in Tennessee for prosecutorial misconduct. Why won’t Weirich allow the DNA testing?
It is also unconstitutional to execute someone with an intellectual disability.Please join in helping stop Payne’s execution.
More details about Payne’s case can be found at the Innocence Project: https://www.innocenceproject.org/pervis-payne-wrongful-conviction-what-to-know-innocent-tennessee/
More details about Shelby County DA Amy Weirich can be found here: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/courts/2017/07/13/ethics-harvard-law-school-tennessee-prosecutor-amy-weirich/475649001/