Man Threw Sex-, Meth- & Metal-Fueled 'Death Party' For Wife

Dwayne Johnson told police that after his wife stopped taking her medication, they both then took methamphetamine and spent their final hours together having sex and listening to Quiet Riot.

January 31, 2019
Duane Arden Johnson [Brown County Sheriff’s Office]

Duane Arden Johnson [Brown County Sheriff’s Office]

Duane Arden Johnson [Brown County Sheriff’s Office]

By: Catherine Townsend

SEARLES, MN — A Minnesota man, after his arrest, has explained to authorities that he threw his wife a "death party” in accordance with her last wishes.

Duane Arden Johnson, 58, was charged with criminal neglect and receiving stolen property after the death of his wife, 69-year-old Debra Lynn Johnson.

Deputies said that Johnson himself called 911. When officers arrived at the couples' home they found "Death Parde God Hell" spray-painted on the front door in red paint, according to The Mankato Free Press. Johnson ran outside naked to meet the police and said his wife was dead.

He then went back inside to take a bath – and deputies later found him in the tub, hallucinating and trying to wash white and black “things” from his skin.

Local media outlets reported that Johnson had checked his wife out of the nursing home where she had been living, against medical advice, several days before her death. Debra's medical history included two heart attacks, diabetes, and high blood pressure. She also reportedly suffered from mental illnesses and was taking anti-psychotic medication.

Johnson explained that Debra had reportedly told her husband that she did not want to pass away in the nursing home, and begged him to take her home to die.

Johnson told police that after Debra stopped taking her medications, they both then took methamphetamine and spent their final hours together having sex and "rocking out" to Quiet Riot.

Johnson said that his wife began having convulsions, but insisted that he not call for help.

After she died, Johnson said he washed his wife's body and wrapped her in linen “like the Bible told me to do.” Police found her body wrapped in a white sheet.

Authorities also found four rifles, two shotguns, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition on the property.

Johnson’s bond was set at $250,000 or $150,000 “with conditions,” according to WFLA.

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