Gov. Lee: No clemency for death row inmate

Pressure from religious leaders mounts in Don Johnson death row case./ Source: WTVF

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Governor Bill Lee announced he will not grant death row inmate Don Johnson clemency.

Johnson was moved to death watch Tuesday morning ahead of his scheduled execution set for Thursday night.

Johnson is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 1984 murder of his wife, Connie Johnson. Her daughter, Cynthia Vaughn, has forgiven Johnson and joined in the request for clemency, but other relatives sent a letter to the governor asking that the execution move forward.