Ernest Lee Johnson was hanged in the state of Missouri on Tuesday after he was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison in 1994 for the murder of three employees at a convenience store.
Johnson was due to be hanged at 6 p.m.
Johnson’s lawyers, who were 61 years old at the time of his court order, fought to delay or cancel his execution, arguing that he had an intellectual disability, and that the state ruled his execution unconstitutional.
“This is not a close case,” the lawyers argued Documents. “Ernest Johnson is intellectually disabled. Allowing the state of Missouri to hang Mr Johnson undermines the authority of this court, and exemplifies and represents a fundamental abortion of justice.”
Johnson was hanged after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in Johnson’s execution, stating that “an application to stay the death sentence submitted to Justice Kavanagh and his application to the court has been rejected.”
Missouri Government Mike Parson (R) explained earlier Legislation On Monday, he said he would not prevent Johnson’s execution from taking place.
Pope Francis and the Missouri Democratic Representative. Corey Bush and Emmanuel Cleaver apologize to Parsons for Johnson’s apology, which he Rejected.
Johnson was sentenced to death in 1995 after being convicted of murdering Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones and Mabel Scrugs at KC’s General Store in 1994.
His Final statement, Johnson wrote that he was “sorry” and expressed “remorse” for what he had done.
“I am just happy to be free [sic] Done for me. They loved me as if I were family to them. I love them all, ”Johnson said, praising those who have prayed for him over the years.