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TN death row inmate scheduled to die this month granted stay

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A death row inmate who was scheduled to die later this month has been given a stay of execution.

According to the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts, Nickolus Johnson was granted post-conviction relief last month.

The 35-year-old, who has been on death row since 2007, was to be put to death on April 22 for killing a Bristol police officer in 2004.

The last inmate executed in the state was Cecil Johnson on Dec. 2, 2009.

There are 76 inmates on Tennessee's death row, including one woman.

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