Johnson painted a picture of prison as a “kill or be killed” world where his violent streak was bred out of an instinct for survival. Johnson testified about a time he was stabbed in the neck for not killing someone else.
Johnson is a product of drug abuse and a racially divided, gang-saturated prison system, Molfetta argued.
In cross-examination with Baytieh however, Johnson showed no remorse for his victims, saying each one had it coming, and he made a choice to attack them.
Of the child molester he allegedly helped kill, Johnson said, “He got a two-year sentence. He could’ve raped 30 kids. Ruined them kids’ lives, all their families’ lives. I’m not cool with that.”