May 17, 2019 / 12:51 AM / 6 months ago

Tennessee executes man convicted of killing his wife

(Reuters) - Tennessee on Thursday executed a 68-year-old man who was convicted three decades ago of suffocating his wife with a large plastic garbage bag, a crime he blamed on an inmate on work release.

Donnie Johnson was put to death by lethal injection at 7:37 p.m. CDT at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, the state’s Department of Correction said in a statement.

Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Peter Cooney

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