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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

Scan of Cecil Clayton's brain. 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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Missouri Man Executed for Killing Neighbor in 1990

A man convicted of breaking into his neighbor’s home in a St. Louis suburb and slitting her throat 25 years ago was executed early Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Missouri Execution Stay

Walter Timothy Storey was convicted of killing a woman who was his neighbor 25 years ago in the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles.

02/10/2015

Protestors on Thursday call on St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to help a death row inmate awaiting execution for the death of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Court Halts Execution of Man Convicted of Reporter’s Death

The Missouri Supreme Court has called off an execution of a man convicted of killing a former newspaper reporter, state officials said Thursday.

01/22/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30:  Author Larry Flynt attends the 16th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - Day 1 at USC on April 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Larry Flynt Appeals Exclusion from Execution Case

Attorneys say ruling could impact all Americans.

01/14/2015

Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell speaks to Joan Crotts' family members following the execution of Paul Goodwin, her attacker. Three of Crotts' four children are seated in front. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

St. Louis County Man Becomes State’s Record 10th Lethal Injection of 2014

A St. Louis County man has been executed by lethal injection for the sexual assault and fatal bludgeoning of a North County widow 16 years ago.

12/10/2014

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Missouri Executes Leon Taylor for 1994 Killing

Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.

11/19/2014

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

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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Oct. 29 Execution Date Set for Missouri Inmate

The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson.

09/19/2014

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