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The state of Tennessee has executed only six people since 1960. Yet, if Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper's office gets its way, they will soon execute nearly twice as many people in fairly rapid succession.
Eighteen hours before the execution of a man convicted of killing and raping a child, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) halted the order until next July to let the medical community decide whether to grant Ronald Phillips’ request to donate his organs and tissues.