MCALESTER, Okla. — The autopsy report has been released in connection to a death row inmate that was found dead inside his cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
In Nov. 2019, a correctional officer found 52-year-old Albert Johnson lying in his bed unresponsive, officials said. Johnson was pronounced dead shortly after.
A medical examiner conducted an autopsy to determine the cause of death and found that Johnson died from "acute intoxication by methamphetamine."
Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder and life sentences for shooting with intent to kill, forcible sodomy, first-degree rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, officials said.
Matt Elliott, the public information manager with the the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, released a statement:
At around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 (Monday), a correctional officer found inmate Albert Johnson lying on his bunk bed unresponsive in his single-cell at A-Unit of Oklahoma State Penitentiary. He was pronounced dead shortly after the discovery.
We are investigating Mr. Johnson's death. The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy and determine the cause of death.
Johnson, 52, was serving a death sentence on a first-degree murder conviction out of Oklahoma County, as well as life sentences for shooting with intent to kill, forcible sodomy, first-degree rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
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