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Pending Case: Stacey Johnson, Arkansas, 04/20/17


Stacey Johnson was sentenced to death in 1994 for the 1993 murder of Carol Jean Heath.

On April 19, 2017, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued a stay of execution in response to an appeal by Mr. Johnson’s lawyers that asked for the chance to use modern DNA techniques to prove Mr. Johnson’s innocence.  This decision was made amidst debate over the constitutionality of Arkansas's use of the lethal injection drug midazolam, which may not sufficiently prevent pain during execution.  


  • Contact Gov. Asa Hutchinson and ask him to halt this execution: contact him via this link, by phone at (501) 682-2345, or through his Twitter account @AsaHutchinson.  If you prefer to send him a letter, here is the mailing address: Governor Asa Hutchinson, State Capitol Room 250, 500 Woodlane Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201.
  • If you live in Arkansas, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Get involved with the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty via this link.
  • Please share this information with your friends, especially those in Ohio, and ask them to help halt the execution of Mr. Johnson by taking one of the actions listed above.

Please check back. We will be updating this page as more information about how you can help stop the execution of Mr. Johnson becomes available.

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