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Murderer Michael Johnson writes in blood that he’s innocent and then dies

A stock photograph concept of a bullet in fake blood


On this date, Michael Johnson was going to be executed. Instead, he uses his own blood to write “I did not shoot him” and bleeds out.

When he was 19, he and a friend, David Vest, went to fill up their stolen car and before they left, the attendant was dead.

David Vest confessed but then testified against Michael Johnson in return for a reduced sentence and his confession was not turned over to the Johnson defence...