Missouri Schedules Execution of Convicted Killer Leon Taylor

Allison Blood

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – Missouri has scheduled what could be its eighth execution this year.

The state Supreme Court set Sept. 10 as the execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor.

Taylor is set to die by lethal injection for killing a suburban Kansas City service station attendant during a 1994 robbery. Authorities say he also tried to kill the victim’s 8-year-old step-daughter, but the gun misfired.

The state has already executed six this year, with a seventh scheduled for August.

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