Death Penalty

(Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections)

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

A general view of the Supreme Court from the rooftop of the U.S. Capitol November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

High Court Rejects Mo. Death Row Inmate Appeal

Leon Taylor set to die early Wednesday for 1994 Kansas City murder

11/18/2014

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

Supreme Court Stays Mo. Inmate Execution

Mark Christeson’s representation claimed his previous attorneys were inadequate.

10/29/2014

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

Death Row Inmate Waits to Know if Request for a Stay Will Be Granted

A Missouri death row inmate is clinging to hope that his lawyers will successfully argue that mistakes were made by his previous team of attorneys.

10/28/2014

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Oct. 29 Execution Date Set for Missouri Inmate

The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson.

09/19/2014

Nicholas Sheley

Mo. Trial Next for Man Convicted of 6 Ill. Deaths

A man already serving life sentences for each of six summertime 2008 killings in Illinois next will face trial in Missouri on charges he killed an Arkansas couple during the spree.

09/11/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Executes 8th Inmate This Year

Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia in the early hours of July 4, 1998.

09/10/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Inmate Scheduled for Execution

It’s been more than a decade and a half since Earl Ringo Jr. was convicted of killing two people during the botched robbery of a Columbia, Mo. restaurant.

09/09/2014

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Missouri, Texas Plan Executions Wednesday

Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions on Wednesday, as attorneys for the inmates continue efforts to save them.

09/08/2014

michael worthington

Missouri to Execute Man Convicted in 1995 Killing

If carried out as scheduled at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, 43-year-old Michael Worthington’s execution will be the first in the nation since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.

08/05/2014

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