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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

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Executes 8th Inmate This Year

Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia in the early hours of July 4, 1998.

09/10/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Missouri Inmate Scheduled for Execution

It’s been more than a decade and a half since Earl Ringo Jr. was convicted of killing two people during the botched robbery of a Columbia, Mo. restaurant.

09/09/2014

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Petition Claims Mo. Corrections Officials Lied

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate have asked a federal court to spare his life, claiming two top officials with the Department of Corrections lied under oath about use of the sedative midazolam in executions.

09/05/2014

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Missouri Inmate Executed for Killing Neighbor in Lake St. Louis

Michael Worthington is the seventh Missouri inmate executed this year.

08/06/2014

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Missouri to Execute Man Convicted in 1995 Killing

If carried out as scheduled at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, 43-year-old Michael Worthington’s execution will be the first in the nation since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.

08/05/2014

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Attorney: Botched Execution Shows Process is ‘Callous Trial-and-Error’

The nation’s third botched execution in six months has death row lawyers, including one in Missouri, crying foul.

07/25/2014

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