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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This undated photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Ernest Johnson. Missouri death row inmate Ernest Johnson will be executed Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, unless the courts or Gov. Mike Parson steps in. Johnson killed three people during a 1994 robbery at a convenience store in Columbia. His execution would be just the seventh in the U.S. this year. (the Missouri Department of Corrections via AP)
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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…

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