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Sat May 18, 2019, 04:47 PM

Death row inmate forgoes last meal, asks supporters to feed the homeless, Yahoo News:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/death-row-inmate-forgoes-last-214944060.html

Adam Tamburin and Natalie Neysa Alund
USA TODAY•May 16, 2019
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee death row inmate Donnie Edward Johnson did not want a special last meal before his execution Thursday. Instead, he wanted his supporters to donate meals to the homeless.

Condemned inmates in Tennessee can spend up to $20 on a last meal before they are executed. Johnson, who was executed by lethal injection Thursday night at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, declined to pick one.

Johnson's attorney, federal public defender Kelley Henry, said the decision was a tribute to executed Tennessee inmate Philip Workman, who had requested that the $20 for his last meal in 2007 go toward vegetarian pizzas for a local homeless shelter.

Prison staff did not send a pizza to the shelter, but Workman's supporters did. Johnson wants the people who supported him to do the same.

Mr. Johnson realizes that his $20 allotment will not feed many homeless people," Henry said earlier this week in an email. "His request is that those who have supported him provide a meal to a homeless person."

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WhiskeyGrinder May 18 #2
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. I read this story earlier.

He killed his wife in a particularly horrible way, but it’s good to see that perhaps, in some way, he changed a bit.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:52 PM

2. Abolish the death penalty.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2019, 04:55 PM

3. +1 nt

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2019, 05:00 PM

4. The "pro-life" folks would stroke out.

I agree with you; abolish it.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Sat May 18, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. Lets keep on sayng this over and over and over ...

do not execute anyone and say it was in my name.

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