White Victims of Black Crime - 1691 - Sharma Ruth Johnson
- October 27, 1991
- Location: Birmingham, AL
- Victim(s): Sharma Ruth Johnson 22
- Attacker(s): Willie B. Smith III,Angelica Willis 17
- Description: Smith used Willis to ask Sharma for directions while she was parked by an ATM. As Sharma told Willis that she didn’t know how to get where she wanted to go, Smith approached with a sawed-off shotgun, inserting it partially into the window, and ordered Sharma into the trunk. Smith then used Sharma’s ATM card and PIN to withdraw the $80 she had in her account. After picking up Smith’s brother Lorenzo, they drove to Zion Memorial Cemetery, where Smith shot Sharma in the face with the shotgun. They then drove to another location, where Sharma’s car, with her body in the trunk, was abandoned. Smith returned the next day to burn the vehicle in an attempt to destroy evidence.
- Archive.is Link(s):
- https://archive.ph/e5rws Casefile with details of the crime.
- https://archive.ph/ZGTA8 A new execution date of October 21,2021 is set. Willis was given 25 years for testifying against Smith.
- https://archive.ph/atoqW Sharma’s find a grave memorial.
- https://archive.ph/ljXVy Story from January 2021. Smith’s lawyers argued that his execution could be a “super spreader” event.
- https://archive.ph/BQiPV Casefile from appeal.
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