Death Penalty

More Legislators Back a Renewed Death Penalty in IllinoisSome state legislators believe a heftier penalty should be set for killers of children or law enforcement.
SCOTUS Considers Appeal Before Missouri Execution for Rape, MurderNunley and a co-defendant were accused of kidnapping Ann Harrison as she waited for a school bus in Kansas City, then raping and killing the girl in 1989.
Woman Accused in Antifreeze Deaths Wants Statements TossedAttorneys for a southwestern Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband and a son with antifreeze are asking a judge to toss out her videotaped statements to investigators.
Mo. Catholic Leaders Send Letter About ExecutionsAs of today, there have been 15 executions in Missouri since November of 2013.
Mo. Supreme Court Declines To Stop ExecutionCecil Clayton will be put to death on Tuesday for 1996 shooting of Barry County sheriff's deputy
Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death PenaltyJust four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.
U.S. Supreme Court Denies Missouri Execution StayWalter Timothy Storey was convicted of killing a woman who was his neighbor 25 years ago in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles.
Execution Set for '98 St. Louis County MurderMarcellus Williams to die by lethal injection on January 28, 2015
Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 KillingTaylor 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.
High Court Rejects Mo. Death Row Inmate AppealLeon Taylor set to die early Wednesday for 1994 Kansas City murder
Supreme Court Stays Mo. Inmate ExecutionMark Christeson's representation claimed his previous attorneys were inadequate.
Death Row Inmate Waits to Know if Request for a Stay Will Be GrantedA Missouri death row inmate is clinging to hope that his lawyers will successfully argue that mistakes were made by his previous team of attorneys.

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