A Missouri Death Row inmate now has an execution date.
Ernest Lee Johnson’s been on death row since 1994, convicted of killing three employees at a Casey’s convenience store in Columbia.
But the Missouri Supreme Court has now set an execution date of October 5th and 6 pm in Bonne Terre.
Johnson’s attorneys have argued that death by lethal injection would cause extreme pain due to his epilepsy.
But U-S Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal to be executed by firing squad instead.
Court records show the victims, Mary Bratcher, Mable Scruggs and Fred Jones were each killed with a hammer as Johnson robbed the store for drug money