Arne Johnson's age revealed: How old is The Conjuring 3 case suspect in 2021?

Eve Edwards June 5, 2021
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As The Conjuring 3 takes its inspiration from the real case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, we explore his age in 2021.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (also known as The Conjuring 3) had its US release on Friday, 4 June 2021.

The third instalment of the supernatural horror franchise explores the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, a real murder trial that took place in Connecticut in 1981. It is often referred to as the “Devil Made Me Do It case”, where the third Conjuring film gets its name, as it was the first case where demonic possession led the defence.

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Arne Johnson: Age in 2021

  • 59 years old

Arne Cheyenne Johnson is thought to be 59 years old, as of 2021.

It is thought Arne Johnson was born in 1962. This is because he was 19 years old at the time of his arrest in 1981. He was also reported to be 24 years old in 1986.

His birth date is unknown, although we do know Johnson is from Brookfield, Connecticut.

What happened to Arne Johnson?

Although Arne Johnson was convicted of first-degree manslaughter on 24 November 1981, he did not serve his full sentence. He was sentenced to ten to 20 years in prison, but ended up serving five.


Johnson was released in January 1986 after serving almost five years as a model prisoner, authorities said.

Arne Cheyenne Johnson’s exact whereabouts are currently unknown. It was reported he married Debbie Glatzel in 1984, while still in prison. Again, it is unknown whether Arne Johnson and Debbie Glatzel are still together, or what happened to them.

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How to watch The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring 3 is currently available in select cinemas in the UK, US and around the world. It was released in the UK on 26 May, Australia on 3 June, and the US a day later, on 4 June.

If you can’t make it down to your nearest theatre, there are also options to stream the new horror flick.

For US viewers, you can currently stream The Conjuring 3 on HBO Max. This is available on the $14.99/month plans.

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