Elyse Max is the executive director of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a statewide, non-partisan organization working to abolish the death penalty and educate Missourians on the costs and consequences of the death penalty. She resides in Kansas City.
Ernest Johnson is a man with an intellectual disability, but Missouri plans to execute him anyway. Johnson was convicted of killing Mable Scruggs, Fred Jones and Mary Bratcher during a botched robbery at a Columbia Casey’s convenience store in 1994. He was under the influence of and severely addicted to crack cocaine at the time. […]