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Elyse Max

Elyse Max

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.

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The state of Missouri is dead set on killing Ernest Johnson | Opinion

By: - September 23, 2021

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. […]