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.
Death row inmate Andre Cole threatened to kill his ex-wife when he faced garnishment for back child support in 1998.
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.
Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it’s time to bring it back.
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.
The Potosi Correctional Center is investigating a staff member for pledging support for inmate John Winfield’s petition for clemency.
The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.
Attorney Jennifer Herndon wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Joseph Paul Franklin at risk of an “excruciatingly painful execution.”
Lance Shockley of Van Buren was convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of State Highway Patrol Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr.
Missouri Attorney General Koster filed orders in six cases asking inmates to “show cause” why they shouldn’t be executed.