ATMORE, Alabama --
An Alabama death row inmate convicted of brutally beating and suffocating his infant son in February 2005 was executed tonight.
The lethal injection was administered to Christopher Johnson shortly before 6pm. The exact time of death was 6:25pm.
Christopher Johnson had refused to pursue any appeals in an attempt to stop the execution. The 38-year-old Johnson filed court papers in May saying he didn't want to go to court on his behalf.
Johnson was convicted of killing his 6-month-old son, Elias Ocean Johnson, at the family's home in Atmore in February 2005.
Johnson represented himself during part of his trial and testified that he hit and suffocated his son because he hated his wife and didn't want to be near her. The wife, Dana Johnson, now lives in Arizona and is not expected to attend the execution. Source
Friday, October 21, 2011
Christopher Johnson Executed
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