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.
Death row inmate Andre Cole threatened to kill his ex-wife when he faced garnishment for back child support in 1998.
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.
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.