Friday, October 9, 2009

Death Warrant Signed For Execution Of Paul Beasley Johnson

On Wednesday, Governor Crist signed a death warrant for the execution of Paul Beasley Johnson.  The execution is scheduled to occur on November 4, 2009.  Johnson was convicted for the 1981 muders "of a cab driver, a good Samaritan who gave Johnson a ride and a deputy in Lakeland." [See Post on Politics]. 

You can view the docket for Mr. Johnson's 13 appeals to the Florida Supreme Court here.  The lone active appeal can be seen here.  The Florida Supreme Court's opinion in case number No. SC01-2182 can be found here

Johnson v. State, 438 So. 2D 774 (Fla. 1983): Affirming death sentence.

Johnson v. Wainright, 498 So. 2D 938 (Fla. 1986): Granting petition for habeas corpus and ordering new trial.

Johnson v. State, 608 So. 2d 4 (Fla. 1992): Affirming death sentence.

Johnson v. State, 769 So. 2d 990 (Fla. 2000): Affirming denial of postconviction relief filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850.

Johnson v. Moore (Fla. 2002): Denying habeas corpus petition.

The scheduling order entered by the Florida Supreme Court is below:

Warrant Schedule


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