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.