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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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3 Inmates Set to Die; Previous Execution Botched

There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection.

06/17/2014

John Winfield

Winfield’s Daughter Asks Governor for Clemency

When John Winfield went on a shooting spree in 1996 in St. Louis County, he killed two women and permanently blinded the mother of his two children.

06/16/2014

John Winfield

Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

Winfield faces the death penalty for killing two women in St. Louis County in 1996

06/12/2014

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Missouri NAACP to Push to Abolish Death Penalty

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP is vowing to mount its “largest-ever effort” to abolish the death penalty in the state.

06/12/2014

John Winfield

Affidavit: Bickering Attorneys Hurt Winfield

An affidavit says John Winfield might have been spared a death sentence if his two attorneys could have gotten along during the penalty phase of his trial.

06/12/2014

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