Willie B. Smith III is facing his second execution date this year for the killing of a woman taken at gunpoint from an ATM location and shot in a cemetery.
The state announced its plans to carry out the first execution of an inmate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Willie B. Smith Willie B. Smith is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday for the fatally shooting Sharma Ruth Johnson with a shotgun. Johnson was abducted, robbed and killed in Birmingham in 1991. He was sentenced to death in 1992….