Nicklasson was first set to be executed Oct. 23, when Missouri planned to use the anesthetic propofol for the first time but the execution was halted.
The Corrections Department said in a news release that it will use the sedative pentobarbital. The Death Penalty Information Center said 13 states use the drug for executions.
Gov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson’s Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug’s export.
It’s been more than 27 years since William Happ strangled Angie Crowley and 24 years since he was sentenced to death. He’s scheduled to receive his sentence Tuesday evening: death by chemical injection at Florida State Prison.
St. Louis City and St. Louis County are two of the top fifteen counties in the nation when it comes to sending prisoners to death row.
“This is an experiment with a human subject,” Dieter said Thursday. “This will be sort of a brute force approach where you give them enough and they die.”
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.