Today is the deadline for Death Row inmate Alis Ben Johns to respond to Pulaski County officials' reasons why he should not receive a writ of prohibition that might prevent his execution.
Johns' public defender Donald Catlett filed the motion with the Missouri Supreme Court on July 5, the most recent in many maneuvers the man who was convicted of murdering Wilma Bragg of Stark City and two others has tried in an effort to stay alive.
As was mentioned earlier in The Turner Report, Catlett has a long record of working with defendants who have mental problems or who are alleged to have mental problems.
A thorough breakdown of the crimes Johns committed can be found in the June 30 Turner Report at http://rturner229.blogspot.com/2005/06/bragg-killers-appeal-rejected.html
More information about the case can be found at: