Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cecil Johnson Jr. Executed

Twenty Nine years later Justice is served in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee inmate who spent the last 28 years on death row was executed early Wednesday morning.

Cecil Johnson, Jr., 53, was put to death by lethal injection at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

Johnson was convicted for the 1980 killings of a three people at Bob Bell's Market in Nashville during a robbery.

The owner's 12-year-old son was one of the victims and the owner himself witnessed the crime.  Two men sitting in a taxi cab were also slain, 35-year-old Charles House and 41-year-old James Moore.

Johnson was sentenced to death in 1981.

Johnson filed a last minute appeal Monday but the judge refused to rule, claiming he lacked jurisdiction.

Tuesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati denied Johnson's motion for a stay.  WKRN

5 comments:

  1. Keep culling the herd.

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  2. And let's not forget the execution of that bag o' crap in Seattle. Hoora, Officer Kelly.

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  3. a shame it took that long. the article focuses on how sad it was for the johnson family, which i'm sure it is, but not much more than a word about the victims and that they were also black. it just reeks of aclu, naacp PC-ness.

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  4. Too bad they didn't ram that needle up his p****k and then set him on fire.

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