Convicted Murderer Requests Death Sentence

A white supremacist gang member convicted of murder has told the Southern California jury deciding his penalty that he wants capital punishment because prison amenities are better on Death Row.

Billy Joe Johnson is already serving a 45-year sentence for a different killing and is locked down most of the day.

He testified Tuesday in Orange County that he's heard Death Row isn't so bad, especially compared with his current living conditions.

His attorney says the 46-year-old figures that by the time his death sentence appeals run out, he'll be 65 or 70 years old and won't want to live longer anyway.

To try to convince the jury that he deserves death, Johnson testified he's killed two other people and never been caught.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    I think that any criminal should have the same, if not worse punishment given to them that they dealt out. He should be put in the electric chair tomorrow.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Oct 28, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    Make his day, grant him his wish.
  • by Brooksie on Oct 28, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Now that he has admitted killing 2 more people, why not fry him instead of wasting more tax payers money!!!
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Oct 28, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    I hope that our ELECTED OFFICIALS are reading all of the recent news concerning inmates within CORRECTIONS. Every thug, rapist, murderer will try to PUSH the system. Where does this nonsense STOP. This is NOT the HILTON. I hope that someone have "Cohas" and TAKE A STAND against offenders' so called, "rights."
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:45 AM
    Is this not sad? This proves how stupid the 'KKK' members are. Probably got arrested so he could get his head shaved for free too.
  • by Laura Location: NC on Oct 28, 2009 at 03:19 AM
    He'd get death but he'd stay his a$$ where he is. Did his victims have a choice at where they'd spend the rest of their lives? NO!! This kind of crap here just gets my blood boiling. He'd get death and that death sentence would be carried out within 30 days. Death is Death!! In fact, all of death row needs to be cleaned out. Think of how much money that would save us; the tax payer. It should be our decision. It's certainly our hard work, sweat and time that is supporting these scum of the earth.
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