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Johnny Johnson - Texas Death Row - Scheduled Execution
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Start : Friday 13 February 2009, 0:00
End : Friday 13 February 2009, 0:00

Johnny Johnson - Texas Death Row - Scheduled Execution for February 12, 2009

Victims: Leah Smith

The Crime: Johnny Ray Johnson was convicted in the sexual assault and murder of Leah Smith in Houston. Records indicate that Johnson became angry when Smith refused to have sex after they smoked crack cocaine.
Johnson reportedly slammed her head against a concrete ledge until she went limp. He then raped her. Following the assault, he stomped her face, breaking her jaw so severely that her tongue was displaced. She choked to death on the blood from her injuries.

Johnson fled the scene, but returned for his wallet and again raped Smith.

Johnson later confessed to killing two other women after raping them and to 13 other rape cases in Houston and Austin. Police said Johnson also raped his eight-year-old niece and sexually assaulted his siter-in-law's sister.

News: A career rapist blamed for multiple murders and attacks in Houston and Austin has been executed for the slaying of a woman raped, beaten and left to die on a Houston street.

Fifty-one-year-old Johnny Ray Johnson was pronounced dead at 6:19 p.m. Thursday.

A Harris County jury sent Johnson to death row for the 1995 murder of 41-year-old Leah Joette Smith. According to court documents, her killing was one of at least five rape-slayings tied to the former truck and taxi driver who also was linked at least eight other rapes starting in the late 1970s.

Last Meal: Two chicken fried steaks, 20 fried shrimp, two gallons of coffee with cream and sugar, four fried eggs with just the whites, two golden brown biscuits with butter and honey, two pieces of peanut brittle candy and four pieces of fried chicken
Final Statement: In a rambling final statement, Johnson denounced the Texas death penalty, calling Livingston’s Allan Polunsky Unit, home of the state’s death row, “a dungeon.” “Death row is full of isolated hearts and suppressed minds,” said Johnson as a small group of friends and relatives he asked to witness his death stifled sobs. “The Polunsky dungeon should be compared with the Death Row Community as existing not living. Why do I say this, the Death Row is full of isolated hearts and suppressed minds. We are filled with love looking for affection and a way to understand. I am a Death Row resident of the Polunsky dungeon. Why does my heart ache. We want pleasure love and satisfaction. It. The walls of darkness crushed in on me. Life without meaning is life without purpose. But the solace within the Polunsky dungeon, the unforgivesness within society, the church Pastors and Christians. It is terrifying. Does anyone care or who I am. Can you feel me people. The Polunsky dungeon is what I call the pit of hopelessness. The terrfying thing is the US is the only place, country that is the only civilized country that is free that says it will stop murder and enable justice. I ask each of you to lift up your voices to demand an end to the Death Penalty. If we live, we live to the Lord. If we die we die to the Lord. Christ rose again, in Jesus name. Bye Aunt Helen, Luise, Joanna and to all the rest of yall. You may proceed Warden." (began singing) The song ended as he lapsed into unconsciousness as the lethal drugs took effect.

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