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Death Penalty

New Execution Date Set for Mo. Inmate Allen Nicklasson

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.


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Missouri Switches To New Execution Drug

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.


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Mo. Looks at Other States’ Death Penalty Methods

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.



Florida To Execute Man Using Experimental Drug

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.


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St. Louis City Among 15 Counties Leading Nation in US Executions, Study Says

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.


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Concerns Raised Over Pending Missouri Executions

“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.”


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Missouri AG Considers Bringing Back Gas Chamber For Executions

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.


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Missouri Court Upholds Death Sentence for 2003 Shooting

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.


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Missouri Senate Panel Mulls Death Penalty Study

Sen. Joe Keaveny, of St. Louis, wants the state auditor to analyze the cost of the death penalty.


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Clemons Hearing Set To Begin

Death-row inmate’s case to be reviewed by special master upon request by Missouri Supreme Court.