Execution Postponed For Convicted Cop Killer

Execution Postponed For Convicted Cop Killer

CREATED Apr 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man convicted of killing a police officer in Sullivan County has been granted a stay of execution.

Nickolus Johnson was scheduled to be put to death Tuesday, for killing an Officer for the Bristol Police Department in 2004. It would have been Tennessee’s first execution in nearly five years.

Earlier this month, Johnson was granted a stay of execution.

The now 35-year-old was convicted and sentenced to die for shooting and killing Officer Mark Vance. Vance was responding to a domestic violence call when he was shot in the face by Johnson.

In the fall of 2013, the state began scheduling execution dates for 10 inmates currently on death row.

So far, two of those executions have been delayed.

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