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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

Diane Staudte

Murder, Other Counts Severed in Antifreeze Deaths

A southwest Missouri woman accused of killing two family members by slipping antifreeze into their drinks could have two trials after a judge approved a motion to sever two murder counts from other charges.

07/30/2014

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Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 24 – Botched Executive in Arizona; Sleep Expert Dr. Joseph Ojile; Tom Ackerman; Steve Kraske on Kansas Politics

John and Michael on the botched execution in Arizona; with Sleep Expert Dr. Joseph Ojile; with KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman; and with Kansas City Star Political Columnist Steve Kraske.

07/24/2014

john middleton

Federal Judge Grants Stay in Missouri Execution

A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for John Middleton, hours before he is scheduled to be put to death in Missouri.

07/15/2014

john middleton

Attorneys for Condemned Mo. Man Claim Innocence

John Middleton is scheduled to die Wednesday.

07/14/2014

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Change of Venue Sought in Hailey Owens Case

An attorney for the suspect in the kidnapping and death of a 10-year-old Springfield girl is asking to have the trial moved out of Greene County.

07/03/2014

michael worthington

Missouri Sets August Execution for Worthington

Michael Shane Worthington was sentenced to death for the September 1995 slaying of 24-year-old college student Melinda Griffin at her Lake St. Louis condominium.

06/30/2014

john middleton

Death Row Inmate Seeks Independent Clemency Review

John Middleton, 54, is scheduled to be executed July 16 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

06/25/2014

Craig Michael Wood (Booking photo from Greene County Sheriff's Department)

Youth Coach to Face Death Penalty in Hailey Owens Killing

Wood is accused of raping and killing fourth-grader Hailey Owens in February.

06/20/2014

John Winfield

Missouri Executes Inmate for Killing 2 Women

It was the state’s seventh execution since November.

06/18/2014

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