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USA (South Carolina): Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern, Richard Charles Johnson

, Index number: AMR 51/070/2002

Richard Johnson was executed in South Carolina on 3 May 2002. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer, Bruce Smalls, in 1985. Developments since his conviction, including a confession from a co-defendant, raised serious questions about Johnson's guilt (see original action).

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