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Missouri Catholic Leaders: More Executions A ‘Grave Concern’

Missouri’s Roman Catholic leaders are pressing anew for the abolishment of the state’s “flawed” system of capital punishment, expressing concern at the rapid recent pace of executions and questioning whether last-minute clemency requests get proper consideration.

04/16/2015

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St. Louis Co. Death Row Inmate Found Competent to be Executed

Death row inmate Andre Cole threatened to kill his ex-wife when he faced garnishment for back child support in 1998.

04/10/2015

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Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri Execution

Attorneys for Cecil Clayton, 74, argue in last-minute appeals and a clemency request that Clayton has dementia and brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident.

03/17/2015

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Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death Penalty

Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it’s time to bring it back.

03/06/2015

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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.

10/28/2014

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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.

06/03/2014

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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.

01/22/2014

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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.”

11/12/2013

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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.

08/13/2013

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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.

06/15/2012

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