YOUNG mother Julii Johnson made headlines in 2017 when she was brutally murdered in a premeditated plot that involved a love triangle.
The details of the tragic killing have been revealed since and involve some shocking details from a scheming ex to creepy texts about the planned attack.
In 2019, three people were convicted of first-degree premeditated murder for killing 34-year-old Johnson as she sat in a car outside of her boyfriend’s house in Michigan.
Marcie Griffin, George Rider, and Eric Gibson were all given life sentences in the slaying.
Below are some of the most chilling details from the horrific attack.
Griffin was apparently the ex of Johnson’s boyfriend at the time, Jim Terrell Lattner. Lattner was the father of Griffin’s two children.
Authorities said that Griffin arranged for Johnson to be killed by enlisting the help of her new boyfriend, Rider, who hired Gibson to carry out the murder.
“This entire murder came about because of one woman’s enraged jealousy,”Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said.
When authorities found Johnson, she had been shot seven times.
There were multiple gunshots to her torso and one to her forehead, according to The Detroit News.
On the day Johnson was killed, Rider drove Gibson to her neighborhood and parked his car in front of a nearby LA Fitness.
Gibson then took a nature trail to Johnson’s street.
He shot the woman as she left her boyfriend’s home and was getting in her car around 7.30am.
CHILLING TEXT MESSAGES
According to Click On Detroit, chilling text messages were sent between Griffin and Rider just hours before the murder was carried out.
Rider: Good morning sunshine, today is a beautiful day. Friday the 13th.
Griffin: LOL …
Rider: I hope you understand!
Griffin: Evrythg bout I undrsantd [sic].
GIBSON TRIED TO TOSS EVIDENCE
As Gibson fled the scene of the crime, he tossed gloves and a Smith & Wesson 9MM handgun along the trail he had come on before heading back to Rider’s vehicle.
Investigators with canine units later searched the area and found the evidence.
Security footage was also obtained of Rider in the parking lot.
GIBSON CLAIMS INNOCENCE
Despite the conviction, Gibson has alleged that he is innocent.
“My condolences to the family for their loss,” Gibson said, according to WJBK.
“I hope they find the person who committed this heinous crime. Michigan State Police and Warren police illegally obtained my DNA and forced evidence against me to make it look like I committed this crime.”
JOHNSON’S MOTHER SPEAKS OUT
At the sentencing for the crew, several of Johnson’s family members spoke out about how much pain they were in after losing her.
“What was so much hatred for?” her mother, Pamela Johnson, asked.
“How can you as a human being have so much hatred in you?”
She later added, “You know your role, your part, in this and you have to live with it, every day.”