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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

John Winfield

Winfield Seeks Stay from Missouri Supreme Court

John Winfield faces execution June 18 for killing two women in St. Louis County in 1996.

06/09/2014

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Inmate’s Challenge to Execution Secrecy Rejected

A Cole County judge has rejected a Missouri death row inmate’s request to halt his upcoming execution by challenging the state’s refusal to disclose the identity of its drug supplier for lethal injections.

06/06/2014

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Fatal Bank Robbery Suspect Could Get Death Penalty

James Watts, 29, allegedly killed two bank employees and wounded another during a hold-up.

06/04/2014

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Prison Guard Investigated for Supporting Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request

The Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for pledging support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.

06/03/2014

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Inmates Sentenced to Death for Murder

Two inmates at a federal facility in Springfield have been sentenced to death for killing another inmate.

06/03/2014

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Missouri Inmate Seeks Stay of Execution

Attorneys for condemned Missouri inmate John Winfield are asking a federal appeals court to halt his execution.

06/02/2014

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Missouri Lawmakers Open to Making Execution Drug

Missouri legislative leaders say they are open to a suggestion from Attorney General Chris Koster that the state should start making its own execution drugs.

05/30/2014

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Missouri Supreme Court Sets Another Execution Date

The Missouri Supreme Court has set a July execution date for John Middleton, a methamphetamine dealer convicted of killing another drug dealer in western Missouri in 1995.

05/30/2014

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