UPDATE: Johnson defense alleges inefectiveness of counsel

Thursday, July 2, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:03 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 2, 2009

COLUMBIA — The defense team for Ernest Lee Johnson — the convicted "claw hammer killer" — said on the final day of a resentencing trial that its client received ineffective counsel, is possibly mentally retarded and might not have been the only person involved in the murders.