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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (FOX13) -

FOX13 has learned a Tennessee death row inmate scheduled to die next year is from Shelby County.

Sixty-three-year-old Donnie Edward Johnson is among 10 prisoners set to be executed between this April and November 2015.

Johnson is scheduled to die March 24, 2015.

He murdered his wife in 1984.

He suffocated her by stuffing a garbage bag into her mouth. Her body was discovered in a van at the Mall of Memphis.

Johnson was sentenced to death the following year. The last Tennessee execution was in 2009.

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