With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri’s attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber.
The high court on Tuesday rejected more than a dozen claims by Vincent McFadden in his appeal of his death sentence for fatally shooting a St. Louis area woman a decade ago.
Sen. Joe Keaveny, of St. Louis, wants the state auditor to analyze the cost of the death penalty.
Death-row inmate’s case to be reviewed by special master upon request by Missouri Supreme Court.
Gregory Bowman was convicted in 2009 of raping, strangling and cutting the throat of 16-year-old Velda Joy Rumfelt.
Missouri Attorney General Koster filed orders in six cases asking inmates to “show cause” why they shouldn’t be executed.
Koster requests Supreme Court set nine execution dates.
Some in Missouri question the cost.
“We know, from states like Kansas that have studied this issue, that it costs much more to carry out the death penalty than it does to incarcerate a convicted felon for life.
Charlie talks with award-winning Broadcaster Bob Costas…with Emily Miller, whose mother was murdered in 1978 and whose murderer was executed by lethal injection in 1995. Emily is an advocate for a moratorium on the death penalty in Missouri. And, Charlie talks with Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling, performing at Jazz at the Bistro this weekend. For tickets, log on to http://www.metrotix.com