Ernest Johnson to Be Executed After Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency

Ernest Johnson is set to be executed on Tuesday after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declined to grant clemency

Johnson, 61, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He was convicted of killing three convenience store workers during a 1994 robbery.

Parson’s decision to not commute Johnson’s sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole came despite appeals from advocates including Pope Francis to halt his execution.

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