Robert Authorized Talk With Victim's Family

Oct 16, 2012

The attorney who represented Eric Robert in court throughout his murder trial says he’s willing to talk to the family of his client’s victim. Mark Kadi says, before he died of lethal injection, Robert authorized him to discuss some matters with Ron Johnson’s family.

"If certain details are needed, the Johnson family can, if they want to talk with me, they can. If they want to move on, and I hope they move on, they can do that, too."

Kadi acknowledges he met Robert after the inmate murdered the corrections officer, but Kadi says Robert was concerned about his victim’s family’s feelings. Kadi says his client didn’t want Johnson’s children to learn details about the killing through the press. He’s prepared to have a conversation with Johnson’s family if they choose.