Advocates Call For End To Death Penalty After Intellectually Disabled Black Man Is Put To Death In M
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Early Tuesday evening the state of Missouri executed Ernest Johnson, an intellectually disabled man, for a crime committed in 1994. As reported by the Associated Press, Johnson's lawyers insisted that his intellectual functioning was equivalent to that of a young child.
Anti-death penalty advocate and spiritual adviser Sister Helen Prejean spoke out about the execution on Twitter Tuesday evening.
"Ernest Johnson should not have been executed," tweeted Prejean.... Read more