Final words of death row inmate, Ernest Lee Johnson, before he was killed is revealed

Final words of death row inmate, Ernest Lee Johnson, before he was killed is revealed



A murderer who was executed on death row last night, October 5, wrote a shocking final statement before he was executed.



The infamous Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was pronounced dead at 6.11pm local time on Tuesday, October 5, after being given a lethal injection in Bonne Terre, Missouri.



He was handed a death sentence for killing three Missouri corner shop employees with a hammer during a robbery in February 1994.



Johnson came home covered in blood, having told his crack dealer he would be robbing the store. His victims were 46-year-old Mary Bratcher, Fred Jones (58) and Mabel Scruggs, 57.



In the hours leading up to his death, the convict penned a short letter in which he told his family he loved them and told them "I know where I'm going".



He added that he is "going to heaven" because he had asked God to forgive him.



The statement, released by local news journalist Kathryn Merck on Twitter, also sees him thank his lawyer, who he said made him "feel love as if I was family to them".


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