Death sentence for Howard Hawk Willis upheld

Howard Hawk Willis

NASHVILLE, TN (WJHL) – The man convicted of killing and dismembering two teen newlyweds will not get a new trial.

On Wednesday, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the convictions and death sentences of Howard Hawk Willis.

In 2010, a Washington County jury convicted Willis in the 2002 murders of 17-year-old Adam Chrismer and 16-year-old Samantha Crismer.

On each conviction, the jury sentenced Willis to death.

The Court of Criminal Appeals upheld Willis’ convictions and sentences in 2015.

In October, Willis appealed his case to the Supreme Court, which also upheld his convictions and death sentences Wednesday.

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