James Johnson, who was convicted for the shooting of four officers and the wife of Moniteau County Sheriff Kenny Jones in a killing spree ten years ago, has had his execution date set by the State Supreme Court. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection on January 9th. Johnson has exhausted his state appeals and has been turned down twice in appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Court records show the rampage followed an argument Johnson had with his wife in their home near Jamestown. Johnson claimed during his trial in 1993 that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. His defense lawyer argued James shot the victims, thinking they were Viet Cong.
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