JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Supreme Court ruled to deny the motion to stay the execution of Kevin Johnson.
The Supreme Court made its decision in a 5-2 verdict.
Johnson was convicted of the murder of Kirkwood Police Sgt. William McEntee in 2005 when he was 19 years old. He was sentenced to the death penalty. Johnson, now 37, has been on death row for 18 years.
His family and supporters have protested the execution. They had gathered at the Missouri State Capitol with more than 20,000 signatures on a petition asking Gov. Mike Parson to pardon Johnson. Parson later denied the request.
Johnson will be executed by lethal injection at a state penitentiary in Bonne Terre on Tuesday.
https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/missouri-supreme-court-ruled-against-halting-the-execution-of-kevin-johnson/ The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled not to stay Kevin Johnson’s execution