Another TN death row inmate dies of natural causes

The Department of Corrections has announced the death from natural causes Tuesday of Gary Cone, who spent 34 years on Tennessee’s Death Row after conviction for murdering an elderly Memphis couple in 1980. He was 67.

As the Nashville Scene points out, Cone is the second death row inmate to die of natural causes this month. The state has not executed anyone since 2009 and 64 men and one woman remain on death row — likely awaiting death from natural causes.