This Week in 2009

April 30th, 2014 by admin

“Don’t cry, it’s my situation. I got it. Hold tight, It’s going to shine on the golden child. Hold tight. I love you, I’m through with my statement.”

– Derrick Lamone Johnson, convicted of murder, lethal injection, Texas. Executed April 30, 2009.

Johnson and his fifteen-year-old accomplice, Marcus Maxwell, robbed and kidnapped LaTausha Curry while she made a call at a pay phone. Johnson confessed that he and Maxwell raped and killed Curry, suffocating her with her clothing. At the time of the murder, both men had been on a two-week crime spree that involved the sexual assaults of other women in the area.

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