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.