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Sugar Cookie

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The state of Tennessee has executed a man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis.

Donnie Edward Johnson, 68, was executed by lethal injection on Thursday night inside a maximum-security Nashville prison for the 1984 suffocation of his wife, Connie Johnson.

In his dying moments, the religious inmate uttered a long prayer, asking for forgiveness.

He asked the warden if he could sing, and he sang two hymns. The last words observers could hear were 'no more dying here.' He was pronounced dead at 7.37pm.

Johnson had initially blamed his wife's slaying on a work-release inmate who confessed to helping dispose of the body and who was granted immunity for testifying against Johnson.

Governor Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he would not intervene, following 'prayerful and deliberate consideration' of Johnson's clemency request.

Johnson's legal team had asked the state for a reprieve, claiming that he turned his life around s from 'a liar, a cheat, a con man and a murderer' to an ordained elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church 'with a flock in prison.'

Religious leaders, including the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which Johnson belongs, had asked Lee to spare Johnson's life.
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Sejanus

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These asses in the clink facing death are just trying to hedge their bets.
They go to religion, just in case...

He was a monster and will always be one.
Only now he is a worm feast too!
 

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Sugar Cookie

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A lawyer for a Tennessee inmate who was executed by lethal injection says she believes he suffered excruciating pain during the process.

Kelley Henry said after the execution Thursday night that restraints and a partially blocked view of 68-year-old Don Johnson prevented her from seeing whether he was displaying signs of consciousness.

But Henry said she believes the gurgling, gasping noises he was making were an indication that he could feel the pain of the three drugs. Henry said she believes Johnson would have felt like he was drowning, being buried alive and then burned.

Johnson was executed for suffocating his wife in 1984.

Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor read a statement from Connie Johnson's sister, Margaret Davis, calling for changes in the criminal justice system because of appeals that delayed the death sentence. She said her sister's death was "inhumane and indescribable."

And anyone is supposed to give a shit that this man suffered?

Kelley Henry do you think his wife suffered?
 

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EyEgOrE

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"...a statement from Connie Johnson's sister, Margaret Davis, calling for changes in the criminal justice system because of appeals that delayed the death sentence. "

It is refreshing to see someone calling for changes in this manner, other than the ubiquitous "oh, it's inhumane, who are we to judge, blah blah blah." This lady wanted this man to die a long time ago. good on her.
 

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