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Johnny Taylor was executed by the State of Louisiana for the murder of a man during a robbery. According to court documents Johnny Taylor was responding to a car for sale ad when he would attack and stab the man to death before stuffing his body in the trunk. Johnny Taylor would alter be arrested while driving the victims car. Johnny Taylor would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Johnny Taylor would be executed by way of the electric chair on February 29, 1984

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Johnny Taylor Jr., convicted of stabbing a man to death in 1980, was executed in Louisiana’s electric chair early today, becoming the second prisoner to be put to death in the state in less than three months.

Mr. Taylor, 30 years old, of Pritchard, Ala., was pronounced dead at 12:16 A.M., central standard time, by Dr. Alfred Gould, said Warden Ross Maggio Jr.

In a lengthy last statement, Mr. Taylor said he ”didn’t feel any remorse” and ended it by saying, ”That’s it. Let’s go.”

His last-minute appeals were turned down Tuesday by Gov. David C. Treen and the United States Supreme Court. The Court voted 6 to 2 to deny his appeal.

The first surge of 2,000 volts of electricity was administered at 12:10 A.M. and lasted for 10 seconds, followed by a 20-second jolt of 500 volts. The process was then repeated.

Taylor was found guilty of murdering David Vogler on Feb. 8, 1980, in Kenner, a New Orleans suburb.

He had been stabbed repeatedly and his body was stuffed in the trunk of his car.

The Louisiana chapter of Amnesty International assembled about 20 people for a 30-minute protest late Tuesday next to the Capitol.

The protesters included Jerry and Karen Williams, the brother and sister- in-law of Robert Wayne Williams, who was executed here on Dec. 14.

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