A blog produced by the Oregon Justice Resource Center discussing the death penalty (capital punishment) in Oregon and in the Ninth Circuit.
Delaware executed Shannon Johnson. TheDepartment of Corrections says 28-year-old Shannon Johnson was pronounced dead early Friday at 2:55 a.m.
Shannon Johnson waived his right to further appeals and sought to speed his execution has been put to death by lethal injection. “The execution came after a federal appeals court overturned a judge’s decision halting the execution in response to a last-minute effort by federal public defenders to spare his life.”
Shannon Johnson is the 15th person put to death this year and the 1,292nd person executed in the U.S. since 1976.
The Oregon Justice Resource Center opposes the death penalty (capital punishment) in all circumstances. The death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of civil liberties.