Entries tagged with “Malcolm Rent Johnson

Oct 14, 2022

Deeply Rooted Oklahoma Case Spotlight: Malcom Rent Johnson

Malcolm Rent Johnson, a Black man, was tried, con­vict­ed, and sen­tenced to death by an all-white jury for the rape and mur­der of an elder­ly white woman in Oklahoma City in 1982.[1] Johnson was tried by Bob Macy, and his con­vic­tion was based in part on tes­ti­mo­ny from Joyce Gilchrist. Johnson was exe­cut­ed in January 2000, only a year before Gilchrist’s wide­spread mis­con­duct came to light. [2] Doubts about Johnson’s guilt still linger today.