Efforts Continue to Spare condemned Missouri Inmate Herbert SmullsAttorneys for Herbert Smulls expressed concerns Monday about Missouri's execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.
Missouri Executes Man In 1994 Good Samaritan Death Allen Nicklasson is the second inmate executed in the state in three weeks.
Nicklasson's Execution DelayedU.S. Supreme Court to issue ruling after 8 A.M. Wednesday
Missouri Attorney General Appeals Stay of ExecutionMissouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office has appealed the stay of execution for convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, calling the federal appeals court ruling "an abuse of discretion."
Federal Court Panel Stays Allen Nicklasson's ExecutionAllen Nicklasson, 41, had been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.
Missouri Prepares For 2nd Executions In 3 WeeksAllen Nicklasson, 41, is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing Richard Drummond, a businessman from Excelsior Springs, Mo.
New Execution Date Set for Mo. Inmate Allen NicklassonNicklasson was first set to be executed Oct. 23, when Missouri planned to use the anesthetic propofol for the first time but the execution was halted.
Missouri Switches To New Execution DrugThe Corrections Department said in a news release that it will use the sedative pentobarbital. The Death Penalty Information Center said 13 states use the drug for executions.
Mo. Looks at Other States' Death Penalty MethodsGov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson's Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug's export.
Gov. Nixon Postpones Execution Over Propofol Use"As Governor, my interest is in making sure justice is served and public health is protected," Nixon said in an emailed statement.
Concerns Raised Over Pending Missouri Executions"This is an experiment with a human subject,'' Dieter said Thursday. "This will be sort of a brute force approach where you give them enough and they die.''