Man with intellectual disability to be executed in Missouri
Saudi Arabia is not the only country to flout international law when it comes to the death penalty. The same is true in the US when it comes to executing people with intellectual disabilities.
Ernest Johnson faces execution on 5 October 2021. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1995 for the 1994 murders of three employees of a convenience store in Missouri. A jury sentenced him to death despite a claim of intellectual disability in violation to international law. Johnson had surgery in 2008 to remove a brain tumour which has left him with seizures. Medical experts testified that the lethal injection drugs may trigger violent and painful seizures. State and federal courts have denied his claims for relief. We urge Governor Parson to halt the execution and commute his sentence.
Please take action on Earnest Johnson’s behalf. There is no address but you can access the appeal form here.