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Man scheduled to be executed next week asks Parson to intervene

Governor Mike Parson’s office has received a request to block next week’s scheduled execution of a convicted killer. 

Johnny Johnson was convicted in the 2002 kidnapping and beating death of six-year-old Cassandra “Casey” Williamson in the St. Louis suburb of Valley Park. 

The 45-year-old man is scheduled to die by lethal injection on August 1 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

Governor Mike Parson’s Office says the governor will review the request with his legal team and a decision will be made prior to August 1.

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