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Tennessee executes man convicted for murdering wife of suffocation

Devdiscourse News Desk | Tennessee | Updated: 17-05-2019 06:36 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 06:18 IST
Tennessee executes man convicted for murdering wife of suffocation
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Tennessee on Thursday executed a 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release.

Donnie Johnson was put to death by lethal injection at 7:37 p.m. CDT at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, the state's Department of Correction said in a statement.


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