Marcus Johnson Georgia Execution
Marcus Johnson georgia execution

Marcus Johnson was executed by the State of Georgia for a murder committed in 1994. According to court documents Marcus Johnson would pick up the victim Angela Sizemore in a bar and before the night was done she would be fatally stabbed. Marcus Johnson would be be found guilty and sentenced to death. Marcus Johnson would be executed by lethal injection on November 19, 2015

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Marcus Ray Johnson became the first person to be executed in Georgia on Thursday night since Kelly Renee Gissendaner was put to death despite pleas for mercy from Pope Francis.

Johnson, 50, was convicted in April 1998 in the stabbing death of Angela Sizemore of Albany, Georgia, whom he’d picked up in a bar in March 1994. The Georgia Department of Corrections said he was executed at 10:11 p.m. ET at the state prison in Jackson.

Johnson declined a final prayer and refused to record a final statement, the state said.

The state Supreme Court denied Johnson’s request Thursday to delay his execution for 90 days to allow for additional DNA testing. Johnson’s lawyers claimed that while he admitted having had sex with Sizemore, there wasn’t enough evidence to tie him to the killing.

It’s the first time Georgia has carried out an execution since Gissendaner, a 47-year-old graduate of the prison system’s theology program, was killed by lethal injection on Sept. 30.

That case drew worldwide attention after the pope urged the state parole board to spare her life.

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