Lawyer Says Tennessee Prisoner “Suffered Excruciating Pain” During Execution

HeadlineMay 17, 2019

In Nashville, Tennessee, 68-year-old prisoner Don Johnson was killed by the state Thursday evening after prison officials strapped him to a gurney and injected him with a lethal chemical cocktail of three drugs. After the execution, Johnson’s lawyer told reporters she believes that the gurgling, gasping noises he made as he died showed he suffered excruciating pain.

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