Death Penalty

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (R) and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson greet friends following the funeral of former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Catholic Leaders Send Letter About Executions

As of today, there have been 15 executions in Missouri since November of 2013.

04/16/2015

Cecil Clayton

Mo. Supreme Court Declines To Stop Execution

Cecil Clayton will be put to death on Tuesday for 1996 shooting of Barry County sheriff’s deputy

03/14/2015

File photo of a death chamber in a prison. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it’s time to bring it back.

03/06/2015

missouri death penalty

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Missouri Execution Stay

Walter Timothy Storey was convicted of killing a woman who was his neighbor 25 years ago in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles.

02/10/2015

Marcellus Williams (Missouri Dept. of Corrections photo)

Execution Set for ’98 St. Louis County Murder

Marcellus Williams to die by lethal injection on January 28, 2015

12/17/2014

(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

Photo: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

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

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