Bonne Terre

Richard Strong (KMOX file photo)

St. Louis Man Executed for St. Ann Double Homicide

Despite pleas from his surviving daughter, Gov. Jay Nixon denied clemency for Missouri Death Row inmate Richard Strong of St. Louis. He was executed at 6:49 p.m. at the prison of Bonne Terre.

06/09/2015

File photo of prison cells. (Credit: AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

As Execution Nears for Condemned Mo. Man, Surviving Daughter Seeks Clemency

“My father’s a very important role model in my life,” she said. “He’s always been with me. He’s the only surviving parent I have and I struggle in life. To see my father live would help me.”

06/09/2015

Richard Strong (KMOX file photo)

Execution Set for Tonight for Bonne Terre Stabbing

Richard Strong will die within 24-hours after 6 p.m. for a double homicide in 2000.

06/09/2015

The state of Missouri executed Andre Cole by lethal injection at 10:15 p.m. at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri on April 14, 2015. (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

St. Louis County Man Executed for 1998 Murder

Andre Cole was executed by lethal injection at 10:15 p.m.

04/14/2015

Melvin Scherrer

Killing Suspect Gets 30 Years on Unrelated Drug Conviction

The man accused of killing a southeast Missouri tattoo artist and putting his remains in a septic tank has been sentenced.

04/03/2015

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Defrocked St. Louis Priest Sent to Prison for Molestation Being Released

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.

02/17/2015

Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell speaks to Joan Crotts' family members following the execution of Paul Goodwin, her attacker. Three of Crotts' four children are seated in front. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

St. Louis County Man Becomes State’s Record 10th Lethal Injection of 2014

A St. Louis County man has been executed by lethal injection for the sexual assault and fatal bludgeoning of a North County widow 16 years ago.

12/10/2014

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Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.

11/19/2014

James V. Kobermann Sr.

Police: Man Bought Son Heroin, Let Him Die of Overdose

A Bonne Terre man is accused of providing his son with a deadly dose of heroin, and then preventing anyone from calling for help while he was dying.

07/10/2014

John Winfield

June 18 Execution Date for Missouri Man

The new execution date comes amid growing scrutiny of lethal injection following a botched execution last month in Oklahoma.

05/09/2014

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