One of the victims, 13-year-old Jovanni Brand, was celebrating his 13th birthday and was killed at the hands of Johnson. The two other victims were Elaine Simon and her 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft who suffered multiple stab wounds.
According to the affidavits, Johnson confessed that he committed the crimes because of his Islamic faith and read the Quran from his phone the day of the stabbing "to give him courage to carry out his intentions,".
At 4 A.M. Johnson made sure that everyone was asleep,
proceeded to the loft where Jovanni was sleeping and began stabbing him. Johnson eventually cut the boy's throat and lunged at Simon and her son that heard him moaning.
Johnson faces first degree murder charges and also attempted first-degree murder for stabbing the two injured victims.