Show-Me Blame Game Against Guv Parson Over Execution

Sadly, activists against the death penalty don't have much mercy for the families of three workers murdered by a convicted killer who was executed this evening.

Still, we understand the debate against state sanctioned death and respect for life that our progressive friends conveniently forget when discussing abortion.

Accordingly, here's a peek at the conversation surrounding this sordid topic . . .

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Convicted killer Ernest Johnson executed despite questions over his intellectual capacity

Missouri on Tuesday executed Ernest Johnson, despite claims by his attorney and death penalty opponents that he has an intellectual disability and killing him would violate the Constitution. Johnson, 61, who was convicted in the murders of three convenience store employees almost three decades ago, was executed by lethal injection at a state prison in Bonne Terre, The Associated Press reported.

Missouri man executed for killing three workers in '94 robbery

A Missouri man was put to death Tuesday for killing three workers while robbing a convenience store nearly three decades ago, an execution performed over objections from racial justice activists, lawmakers and even the pope.Ernest Johnson died from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

Groups hold vigil in Kansas City ahead of planned execution for Ernest Johnson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Advocates for a Missouri inmate held a vigil in Kansas City on Tuesday, hours before he was set to be executed. The group, along with Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, were hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would stop the execution of Ernest Johnson.

Missouri executes man with intellectual disabilities despite plea from Pope Francis

A Missouri man with intellectual disabilities was executed Tuesday for killing three people during a 1994 robbery at a convenience store, per the New York Times. Why it matters: Pope Francis, lawmakers and activists called for Ernest Lee Johnson's life to be spared because of his low IQ showing he had the intellectual capacity of a child.

Advocates continue call for change following execution of Ernest Johnson in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Ernest Johnson was executed for the 1994 murders of Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones and Mabel Scruggs at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m.

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