Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions on Wednesday, as attorneys for the inmates continue efforts to save them.
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.
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.
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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.
A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for John Middleton, hours before he is scheduled to be put to death in Missouri.
John Middleton is scheduled to die Wednesday.
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 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, 54, is scheduled to be executed July 16 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
Wood is accused of raping and killing fourth-grader Hailey Owens in February.