Death Penalty

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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.


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.


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.


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.


John Winfield

Missouri Executes Inmate for Killing 2 Women

It was the state’s seventh execution since November.


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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.


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.


John Winfield

Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

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


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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.


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.





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