On May 16, Don Johnson is scheduled for execution by the state of Tennessee for the 1985 murder of his wife, Connie Johnson.
Killing people as punishment is a barbaric practice, violating the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment.
Moreover, Johnson has become a changed man while on death row.
He has expressed remorse for his wife’s death and demonstrated a remarkable transformation during his past 35 years behind bars, becoming ordained as an elder in the Seventh Day Adventist Church and ministering to fellow prisoners.
Governor Lee has the opportunity to grant Johnson clemency, changing his sentence from death to life in prison. Even Connie Johnson’s daughter, Cynthia Vaughn, is calling for mercy from Governor Lee.
Don Johnson’s life is in the governor’s hands.