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
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Cecil Johnson Jr. Executed
Twenty Nine years later Justice is served in Tennessee.
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