A Delaware death row inmate who has waived his right to all further appeals of
his conviction and death sentence has been sentenced to die by lethal
A Superior Court judge set an April 20 execution date for Shannon Johnson
during a brief hearing Wednesday. Johnson waived his right to a requirement
that the execution be held no sooner than 90 days from the sentencing date.
Johnson was sentenced to death for the 2006 murder of a man whom he found
sitting in a car with Johnson's former girlfriend. He later shot the former
girlfriend, but she survived.
After the state Supreme Court upheld his conviction and death sentence, Johnson
said he did not want to pursue any further appeals.
(source: Associated Press)