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David Zink (Courtesy of video provided by the Missouri Attorney General's office)

UPDATED: Missouri Inmate Presses 11th-Hour Appeals as Execution Nears

A Missouri inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is asking state and federal appeals courts to spare him from execution.

07/13/2015

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

Cecil Clayton (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

Missouri Executes ‘Brain-Damaged’ Death Row Inmate Cecil Clayton

The Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.

03/17/2015

Courtesy: Elizabeth Unger Carlyle

Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri Execution

Attorneys for Cecil Clayton, 74, argue in last-minute appeals and a clemency request that Clayton has dementia and brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident.

03/17/2015

Photo: KMOX files

Nixon Pardons Nine Missourians for Nonviolent Crimes

Nixon on Monday announced the pardons for several military veterans and others who completed their sentences.

12/30/2014

(Photo: Show-Me Cannabis)

Effort to Free Jeff Mizanskey from Life Sentence for Marijuana Takes Big Step

A group of Missourians have been asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency to a Missouri man serving life for marijuana possession. Now, they’re taking big steps to make sure he’s getting the message – two billboard-sized steps.

10/31/2014

Jeff Mizanskey (Photo courtesy of Change.org)

Calls Renewed for Clemency for Man Serving Life for Marijuana Possession

Jeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison without parole after his third felony marijuana conviction in 1993.

09/23/2014

John Winfield

John Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

The court ruled that inmate John Winfield’s clemency proceedings were violated.

06/12/2014

Russell Bucklew

Nixon Holds Firm on Plans for Execution

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is standing firm with plans to execute Russell Bucklew this week.

05/19/2014

Photo: Getty/Alex Wong

Illinois Governor Grants Clemency To 43

Pat Quinn’s office says he’s making progress in clearing a backlog of more than 2,500 requests.

04/18/2014

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