Execution date likely to come for Robertson County killer

Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 11:48am

The state’s top attorney said convicted killer Edmund Zagorski’s appeal process has run its course, and it’s time to set a date for his execution.

Attorney General Robert Cooper filed a motion Tuesday before the Supreme Court of Tennessee to set the execution date, stating that the court has already affirmed his convictions and sentence on direct appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a review of the lower court rulings.

The motion states, “Zagorski has completed the standard three-tier appeals process, making the setting of an execution date appropriate.”

The defense has 10 days to present a response, after which the court will consider the motion. 

A Robertson County jury convicted Zagorski, 55, in 1984 for the murders of John Dotson and Jimmy Porter in April of 1983. He was later sentenced to death for both of the murders.

1 Comment on this post:

By: BEOWULF on 7/10/10 at 6:54

BEOWULF: "The state’s top attorney said convicted killer Edmund Zagorski’s appeal process has run its course, and it’s time to set a date for his execution." TWENTY SIX YEARS? The law says an accused murderer has the right to a speedy trial - if innocent, he can get on with his life. If guilty, he has the right to a quarter of a century to suck $$$,$$$ out of taxpayer pockets? That money could have kept a recently closed facility for the mentally impaired open (along with the $,$$$,$$$ our "govermoran" and "wifee" spent on an underground bunker and...). TAXPAYERS have little to say about $$ that leave their pockts and less about how the courts and elected idiots sqander them. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?