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Missouri Teen Asks to Attend Her Father’s Execution

HeadlineNov 22, 2022

In Missouri, a 19-year-old teenager is urging a federal court to allow her to attend her father’s execution next week. Corionsa Ramey is the daughter of Kevin Johnson, who’s scheduled to die by lethal injection on November 29, after several attempts to halt his death sentence were denied. A Missouri law bans people under the age of 21 from being present at an execution. In a statement, Ramey said, “If my father were dying in the hospital, I would sit by his bed holding his hand and praying for him until his death, both as a source of support for him, and as a support for me as a necessary part of my grieving process and for my peace of mind.”

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