Allison Fuller JohnsonBirth: August 25, 1967
Death: December 24, 2007
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Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, USA
A Newton man pleaded guilty Monday to stabbing his wife to death in front of their two young children on Christmas Eve.
Darrin Keith Johnson, 42, of U.S. 84 West, pleaded guilty to murder in front of Dale County Circuit Court Judge P. B. McLaughlin, Jr.
Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams said Johnson used a knife to stab Allison Fuller Johnson multiple times inside the family’s home.
“He had come over to the house, was confronting her about their pending divorce and it got violent,” Adams said.
Adams said Johnson admitted guilt to the murder, which happened on Dec. 24, 2007. Johnson faces 10 to 99 years or life in prison for murder, along with a possible additional 20 years for use of a deadly weapon. Adams said the murder weapon was never found.
“This was a heinous crime, but what made it even worse was that he committed this murder on Christmas Eve in front of their two children,” Adams said in an e-mailed statement. “These domestic situations are very dangerous and can result in serious violence, like this one did. I understand that Johnson is pleading guilty and taking responsibility for his crime, but it doesn’t change the fact that he took a life.”