Selection Of Official Media Witnesses
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.