Missouri to Execute Ernest Johnson After Joe Biden Vowed to End Capital Punishment

Missouri is set to carry out the fourth execution of the Biden administration on Tuesday, despite the president calling to end the death penalty during his campaign.

Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing three people during a robbery in 1994 at a convenience store in Columbia.

On Monday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson confirmed that the execution will indeed take place, despite calls from anti-death penalty activists to halt it.

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