Missouri Man Executed for Killing 3 Workers in ’94 Robbery
Ernest Johnson died from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
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BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — 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. He was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. It was the first execution in Missouri since May 2020 and just the…