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SLU to Study Missouri Death Penalty

A new research program at Saint Louis University’s law school will analyze administration of the death penalty in Missouri over the past 25 years.

03/26/2014

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Mo. Looks at Other States’ Death Penalty Methods

Gov. 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.

10/16/2013

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Mo. Returning Execution Drug Year After Demand

The Missouri Department of Corrections said Wednesday that it will return a shipment of a common anesthetic it intended to use for executions, nearly a year after the drug distributer’s urgent request for it to be sent back.

10/09/2013

Senator Joe Keaveny, D-St. Louis

Lawmaker Wants to Know the Cost of Life Vs Death

“We know, from states like Kansas that have studied this issue, that it costs much more to carry out the death penalty than it does to incarcerate a convicted felon for life.

02/15/2012