A southwest Missouri sheriff says he will reopen an investigation into a 1997 Springfield girl’s death that is linked to a man who was executed Thursday in Texas.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday issued show cause orders in the cases of Leon Taylor and Michael Worthington. The orders give attorneys for the two men until April 14 to show why an execution date should not be set.
Earlier this month, Missouri experienced an extraordinary series of government spokespersons who refused to speak.
“As Governor, my interest is in making sure justice is served and public health is protected,” Nixon said in an emailed statement.
St. Louis City and St. Louis County are two of the top fifteen counties in the nation when it comes to sending prisoners to death row.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a medical board to suspend certification for an anesthesiologist expected to participate in upcoming executions in Missouri.
With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri’s attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber.
The maker of Missouri’s new execution drug, is pulling it off the market.
The Missouri Department of Corrections announced the switch was switching from its longstanding three-drug method to use of a single drug, propofol.