ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 19-year-old woman is asking a federal court to allow her to watch her father’s death by injection, despite a Missouri law barring anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution.
Kevin Johnson faces execution Nov. 29 for killing Kirkwood, Missouri, Police Officer William McEntee in 2005.
Johnson’s lawyers have appeals pending that seek to spare his life.
Meanwhile, Johnson has requested that his daughter, Khorry Ramey, attend the execution, and she wants to be there.
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an emergency motion with a federal court in Kansas City.
The ACLU’s court filing says the state law serves no safety purpose and violates Ramey’s Constitutional rights.