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Death Row Inmate Waits to Know if Request for a Stay Will Be Granted

A Missouri death row inmate is clinging to hope that his lawyers will successfully argue that mistakes were made by his previous team of attorneys.


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Prison Guard Investigated for Supporting Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request

The Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for pledging support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.


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Attorney For Smulls Seeks Stay Over Drug Concerns

The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.


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Lawyer for Death Row Inmate Asks Court for Execution Stay

Attorney Jennifer Herndon wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Joseph Paul Franklin at risk of an “excruciatingly painful execution.”


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Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Man’s Conviction in Trooper Death

Lance Shockley of Van Buren was convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of State Highway Patrol Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr.


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19 Missouri Death Row Inmates Awaiting High Court Ruling

Missouri Attorney General Koster filed orders in six cases asking inmates to “show cause” why they shouldn’t be executed.


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Death Row Attorneys Raise Concerns over Propofol

Chris Koster last month asked the Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates for up to 19 condemned men.



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