GRADY — The daughter and son of a woman the state says was killed by Stacey Eugene Johnson 22 years ago disagreed Thursday on whether Johnson should be put to death.
The two children of Carol Heath of De Queen addressed the Arkansas Parole Board at its office in Little Rock on Thursday afternoon.
She said the second set of tests showed the odds that DNA from two items of evidence, hairs and a cigarette butt, came from anyone other than Johnson were 1 in 750 million and 1 in 28 million, respectively."Mr. He got a re-testing, albeit in connection with his second trial instead of his post-conviction case," Rumpz said.
During the hearing at the Varner Unit, Johnson also defended his record of 140 disciplinary actions since he has been locked up."When I was committed for a crime I didn’t commit, I was angry, mad, and didn’t want to be there.
"I am ready to put it behind me and move on with my life."Palmer told the board, "I have to disagree with my sister about prolonging his life and ending the execution date for him.
I can’t find that I can ever truly be at peace if he continues to live and have the luxury of life itself."He said that as long as Johnson is alive he is being fed, given medical care and otherwise taken care of."My mother’s not here. Also speaking against clemency was Melissa Cassidy, sister of Carol Heath.
Rumpz also said a judge declined to order new DNA tests because the DNA evidence had already been re-tested for Johnson’s second trial.Our Searcy County singles are in the 870 area code, and might live in these or other zip codes: 72650 personals.There are thousands of active singles on Date looking to chat right now.*No representation is made that the person listed here is currently on the state's offenders registry.All names presented here were gathered at a past date.Earlier in the day, the board met at the state Department of Correction’s Varner Unit in southeastern Arkansas, where Johnson and his attorney argued that Johnson is innocent.