Friday, October 20, 2006

 

Donnie Johnson's Execution Stayed!

Yesterday, Donnie Johnson received a stay of execution from the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue was the fact that Johnson had another issue pending before the Sixth Circuit and it would probably be better to resolve that before he was executed.

Today, TCASK has learned that the state has chosen not to appeal this decision by the court, and, therefore, Johnson will not be executed on Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning. This is a particular relief since Johnson's conviction is so seriously flawed. There are questions about his guilt, issues of prosecutorial misconduct, perjured testimony, and inadequate representation by counsel. All in all, the case demonstrates once again just how broken Tennessee's capital punishment system is. But, at least for now, the broken system will not claim another life.

Have a terrific weekend!
Comments :
I found this post because my name is also Donnie Johnson. Strange...
 
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