Alabama Appeals Court Denies Toforest Johnson New Trial Despite Strong Evidence of Innocence



Toforest Johnson was convicted and sentenced to death in 1998 despite there being no physical evidence linking him to the crime that occurred. On May 6, 2022 the state appeals court ruled that Toforest was not entitled to relief on his claim of prosecutorial misconduct. This decision came despite Toforest's innocence claim and pursuit of a new trial garnering support from many judges and prosecutors, including the former lead prosecutor on his case, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Drayton Nabers, Jr. Read more