State v. Earnest Stanley

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Earnest Stanley
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
54
Notes / Description: 

Stanley charged with killing Glenn Johnson. Johnson was a guard at the state prison when six prisoners attempted to escape, five succeeded, 1 was killed. The defendant was one of the prisoners who escaped. Jury found Stanley guilty and sentenced him to death by electric chair.