Ernest Lee Johnson was executed by the state of Missouri on Tuesday after he spent more than 25 years on death row following his conviction in the killings of three employees at a convenience store in 1994.
Johnson was scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. and died shortly after from an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Johnson was sentenced to death in 1995 after he was convicted for the killings of Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones, and Mable Scruggs inside a Casey’s General Store in 1994. According to authorities, Johnson used a hammer and a screwdriver in the horrific slayings.
All I want to know is why did it take 26 years to stick the needle in this killers arm?? Anyone that is convicted beyond a reasonable doubt and is sentenced to death, the sentence should be carried out immediately. This guy did not just shoot his victims, he hacked the shit out of them with a hammer and a screwdriver until they died.
Housing death row inmates cost:
“The additional cost of confining an inmate to death row, as compared to the maximum security prisons where those sentenced to life without possibility of parole ordinarily serve their sentences, is $90,000 per year per inmate.
Does it make any sense?? It cost the government 2,340,000$ (THE TAXPAYERS) to keep this guy alive when his outcome was inevitable.
Chew on this: As of April 1, 2021, there were 2,504 death row inmates in the United States. The number of death row inmates changes frequently with new convictions, appellate decisions overturning conviction or sentence alone, commutations, or deaths (through execution or otherwise).
@ 90,000.00$ a year per inmate, it cost 225,360,000.00$ a year to keep them alive. And the government is always bitching they are broke. It simply does not make sense.
I am not suggesting that all 2,500 people on #death-row be #executed immediately, just the people that have been found #absolutely #guilty without a #shadow-of-a-doubt by way of #DNA or other #indisputable/concrete #evidence.
NOWW; if all of the 2,504 inmates do not go to meet their maker and stayed on death row for the maximum time, about 20 years, it will cost the taxpayers #4,509,200,000.00$. Unless my math is screwed up; that total is with a B not an M. Can we assume that 4.5 billion could be put to better use then to house people that have been convicted of serious crimes?
When I see prisoners walking around with the bible under their arm, I always AXE myself; what the hell took them so long to see the #Devine-light.
I don’t know for certain if the death penalty is the answer to #crime-reduction-control; all I do know is, if they are convicted as I depicted, they should be punished for their crimes with some degree of expediency.