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Richard Strong (KMOX file photo)

St. Louis Man Executed for St. Ann Double Homicide

Despite pleas from his surviving daughter, Gov. Jay Nixon denied clemency for Missouri Death Row inmate Richard Strong of St. Louis. He was executed at 6:49 p.m. at the prison of Bonne Terre.

06/09/2015

File photo of prison cells. (Credit: AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

As Execution Nears for Condemned Mo. Man, Surviving Daughter Seeks Clemency

“My father’s a very important role model in my life,” she said. “He’s always been with me. He’s the only surviving parent I have and I struggle in life. To see my father live would help me.”

06/09/2015

Richard Strong (KMOX file photo)

Execution Set for Tonight for Bonne Terre Stabbing

Richard Strong will die within 24-hours after 6 p.m. for a double homicide in 2000.

06/09/2015

Photo: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Execution Date Set For Man Who Abducted, Killed Mo. Woman

Zink killed 19-year-old Amanda Morton after rear-ending her car on Interstate 44.

05/20/2015

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York (R) and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson greet friends following the funeral of former St. Louis Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Stan Musial at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis on January 26, 2013. Musial died at the age of 92 on January 19. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Catholic Leaders Send Letter About Executions

As of today, there have been 15 executions in Missouri since November of 2013.

04/16/2015

The state of Missouri executed Andre Cole by lethal injection at 10:15 p.m. at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri on April 14, 2015. (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

St. Louis County Man Executed for 1998 Murder

Andre Cole was executed by lethal injection at 10:15 p.m.

04/14/2015

Andre Cole

NAACP and ACLU Ask Gov. Nixon to Halt Execution

Advocators are asking Gov. Nixon to stop today’s scheduled execution of Andre Cole.

04/13/2015

Andre Cole

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

Cecil Clayton (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

Missouri Executes ‘Brain-Damaged’ Death Row Inmate Cecil Clayton

The Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.

03/17/2015

Courtesy: Elizabeth Unger Carlyle

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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