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Description: Execution of JohnsonDate: April 11 1839
Newspaper published in: Bellefonte, AL
Source: Madison Co. Library, Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 3
EXECUTION OF JOHNSON.—Yesterday at 11 o’clock, Johnson, one of the individuals concerned in the Girod street murder, last summer, was executed near the City Prison; in pursuance of the sentence of the court. On being asked by the sheriff, a short time before his execution, if he had anything to say, he answered in the negative. He was then asked if he wanted anything, when he replied he wanted a glass of wine. The wine was handed him, and drank. We were informed that previous to being taken to the gallows he confessed he had murdered his own brother in Quebec, and once concerned in the murder of a whole crew at sea. He would have been just twenty years of age this day.—N. O. Picayune.