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Man faces execution for the killing of the woman decades ago in Memphis

FILE – This undated file image released by the Tennessee Department of Correction shows death row inmate Don Johnson. The pressure of religious leaders for the governor of Tennessee to grant mercy to the prisoner on death row, mounted on Monday, 13 May 2019, as the U.S. Supreme court refused to consider an appeal could have delayed his imminent execution. Johnson’s petition for clemency has to focus on his religious conversion and Christian ministry from other prisoners. He is scheduled to be performed Thursday, May 16, for the 1984 murder of his wife, Connie Johnson. (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago on a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for implementation in Tennessee.

Sixty-eight-year-old prisoner, Don Johnson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Thursday evening for the 1984 strangulation death of his wife Connie.

Johnson would be the fourth person executed in Tennessee since August, barring a last-minute stay. The last two inmates executed in Tennessee, choose the electric chair, saying they believed it to be a faster and less painful death than the state of the default method, a three-drug lethal injection.

Gov. Bill Lee refused to grace applications for Johnson of the religious leaders, including the president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, of which Johnson is a member.

Alabama is also scheduled to perform a lethal injection Thursday evening .

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