UPDATED: Missouri Inmate Presses 11th-Hour Appeals as Execution NearsA 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.
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.''
Missouri Executes 'Brain-Damaged' Death Row Inmate Cecil ClaytonThe 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.
Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri ExecutionAttorneys 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.
Nixon Pardons Nine Missourians for Nonviolent CrimesNixon on Monday announced the pardons for several military veterans and others who completed their sentences.
Effort to Free Jeff Mizanskey from Life Sentence for Marijuana Takes Big StepA 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.
Calls Renewed for Clemency for Man Serving Life for Marijuana PossessionJeff Mizanskey was sentenced to life in prison without parole after his third felony marijuana conviction in 1993.
John Winfield Granted Stay of ExecutionThe court ruled that inmate John Winfield's clemency proceedings were violated.
Nixon Holds Firm on Plans for ExecutionMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon is standing firm with plans to execute Russell Bucklew this week.
Illinois Governor Grants Clemency To 43Pat Quinn's office says he's making progress in clearing a backlog of more than 2,500 requests.
Quinn Grants Clemency To 52 Illinois Offenders The Democratic governor also rejected 136 clemency requests.
52 Granted Clemency by GovernorThe governor also rejected 136 clemency requests.