Federal Government Executes Corey Johnson For 1992 Murders In Virginia – NPR

Corey Johnson was executed by deadly injection at the Terre Haute, Ind. federal jail Thursday night. He is the 12th inmate there to be performed since July under the Trump administration.

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Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Terre Haute, Ind. federal jail Thursday night. He is the 12th inmate there to be performed since July under the Trump administration.

Michael Conroy/AP

Corey Johnson, 52, was performed at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana and pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. From 1989 to 1992, Johnson and others ran a crack cocaine trafficking operation in Virginia, according to the federal government. In action to perceived slights and drug trade competitions, the Department of Justice states Johnson murdered his 7 victims– Peyton Johnson, Louis Johnson, Bobby Long, Dorothy Armstrong, Anthony Carter, Linwood Chiles, and Curtis Thorne. Donald Salzman, a lawyer for Johnson, had actually argued that executing Johnson would be unusual and vicious penalty due to his COVID-19 infection. Federal prosecutors stated Johnson had actually shown no evidence he had intellectual impairments throughout the trial, according to the Associated Press.

Corey Johnson, 52, was executed at the federal jail complex in Terre Haute, Indiana and pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. From 1989 to 1992, Johnson and others ran a crack drug trafficking operation in Virginia, according to the federal government. In action to viewed slights and drug trade competitions, the Department of Justice says Johnson murdered his 7 victims– Peyton Johnson, Louis Johnson, Bobby Long, Dorothy Armstrong, Anthony Carter, Linwood Chiles, and Curtis Thorne.

Donald Salzman, an attorney for Johnson, had actually argued that performing Johnson would be uncommon and harsh punishment due to his COVID-19 infection. The illness left his lungs inflamed and when provided the lethal injection, Salzman stated, Johnsons lungs would likely fill with fluid while he was still conscious. Federal prosecutors stated Johnson had actually revealed no evidence he had intellectual disabilities throughout the trial, according to the Associated Press.

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