The close friend of a cop killer on death row in Missouri has said that his daughter ‘lost her mom at a young age’ and is now ‘about to lose him,’ as a federal judge rejects her bid to attend his execution next week.
Kevin Johnson, 37, was sentenced to death for killing a cop in St. Louis in 2005 and is due to be executed on November 29. He fatally shot Missouri police officer William McEntee in a fit of rage after the death of his 12-year-old brother.
Just one year later, Sparkle Haney, 41, said she started a friendship with the death row inmate while working as a correctional officer at the county jail in 2006.
‘He was placed in what we call the ‘hole’ which is lockdown in administrative segregation,’ she told Dailymail.com.
‘He spent most of his time in the cell so I would talk to him, I would ask him how was he doing? That’s essentially how we started communicating.’
Earlier this week, Johnson’s 19-year-old daughter, Coionsa ‘Khorry’ Ramey, made an appeal to the federal court in…