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Selection Of Official Media Witnesses

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 10:20am

NASHVILLE – In accordance with state law, representatives from the following news media agencies have been selected to witness the execution of inmate Donnie Johnson #109031.  The witnesses were randomly selected from applications from recognized Tennessee news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses.

Seven media witnesses were selected by the Tennessee Department of Correction during a drawing held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution located at 7475 Cockrill Bend Boulevard, Nashville, TN.  The drawing took place on Tuesday, April 30th at 9 a.m. CT.

The witnesses are:

1.      Travis Loller, Associated Press

2.      Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

3.      Chas Sisk, WPLN

4.      Kathrine Burgess, The Commercial Appeal

5.      Jeni Diprizio, WATN-TV

6.      Janice Broach, WMC

7.      Luke Jones, WREG-TV

The drawing was conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Correction Adult Services Division, Chapter 0420-3-4, under the authority of TCA 40-23-116.