Ernest Lee Johnson's Case

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The topic I chose was actually breaking news last evening. On Tuesday night in Missouri, the Supreme Court halted a scheduled execution, stating delay of the lethal injection until a lower court ruled on the issue. In 1994, Ernest Lee Johnson was sentenced to death for killing three people with a claw hammer Attorney’s for Johnson asked the Supreme Court to stay the execution due to a surgery Johnson had in 2008 to remove a brain tumor. The attorneys wrote, part of the tumor in Johnson’s head could not be removed and he is missing between 15 and 20 percent of his brain. Citing a doctor’s medical expert opinion, he believes Johnson could suffer seizures due to the lethal injection. In my opinion, the attorney in the case used the brain tumor

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