SANTA ANA, Calif. – A white supremacist who said he prefers Death Row amenities has been sentenced to death.
An Orange County judge sentenced 46-year-old Billy Joe Johnson on Monday for murdering his childhood friend in 2002. Johnson had requested the sentence because he believes Death Row inmates are treated better.
Johnson was convicted last month for the killing of Scott Miller and a jury recommended death. Prosecutors say Johnson took Miller to an alley where two other men shot him for divulging gang secrets during a Fox TV interview.
Johnson is serving a 45-year-to-life sentence for a 2004 gang-related murder. He told jurors he killed two other people to try to convince them he deserved the death penalty.