National news organizations are suing the state because the Department of Corrections withheld public information.
Missouri inmate who killed a 19-year-old woman after sexually attacking her and tying her to a cemetery tree has been executed.
A Missouri inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is asking state and federal appeals courts to spare him from execution.
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.
“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.”
Richard Strong will die within 24-hours after 6 p.m. for a double homicide in 2000.
Zink killed 19-year-old Amanda Morton after rear-ending her car on Interstate 44.
As of today, there have been 15 executions in Missouri since November of 2013.
Andre Cole was executed by lethal injection at 10:15 p.m.
Advocators are asking Gov. Nixon to stop today’s scheduled execution of Andre Cole.