death row

Missouri Executions Expected to SlowA pace that is expected to slow significantly with death sentences on the decline and many of the 28 remaining death row inmates still filing appeals.
Death Row Inmate Will Not Be Executed Wednesday"The issue though, is that the Constitution protects everyone, and it protects Mr. Johnson's rights, as well."
Missouri Executes Man for 15-Year-Old Girl's 1989 KillingA man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl.
SCOTUS Considers Appeal Before Missouri Execution for Rape, MurderNunley and a co-defendant were accused of kidnapping Ann Harrison as she waited for a school bus in Kansas City, then raping and killing the girl in 1989.
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.
St. Louis Co. Death Row Inmate Found Competent to be ExecutedDeath row inmate Andre Cole threatened to kill his ex-wife when he faced garnishment for back child support in 1998.
Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri ExecutionAttorneys 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.
Rep. Proposes Illinois Bring Back the Death PenaltyJust four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.
Death Row Inmate Waits to Know if Request for a Stay Will Be GrantedA Missouri death row inmate is clinging to hope that his lawyers will successfully argue that mistakes were made by his previous team of attorneys.
Prison Guard Investigated for Supporting Death Row Inmate's Clemency RequestThe Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for pledging support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.
Attorney For Smulls Seeks Stay Over Drug ConcernsThe attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.
Lawyer for Death Row Inmate Asks Court for Execution StayAttorney Jennifer Herndon wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Joseph Paul Franklin at risk of an "excruciatingly painful execution."
Listen Now
Thanksgiving Guide
Make Your Picks!

Listen Live