"He appears to be going downhill relatively quickly," defense attorney Jeffrey Harding said. "To sentence Mr. Johnson to a long period of incarceration is a death sentence for him."
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Mr. Harding said Johnson, who entered the courtroom with a cane, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in April but has showed symptoms such as tremors since last year.