Veteran executed

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The Independent Online
A Vietnam veteran who suffered from a combat-related psychological disorder was executed in Florida's electric chair for a murder committed in 1979, Reuter reports from Starke.

Larry Joe Johnson, 49, was put to death for the 1979 shotgun murder of a petrol station attendant during a robbery in Madison, Florida. Johnson's lawyers had argued that his sentence should have been reduced to life in prison because he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting from involvement in combat.