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Missouri, Texas Plan Executions Wednesday

Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions on Wednesday, as attorneys for the inmates continue efforts to save them.

09/08/2014

Earl Ringo Jr.

Attorneys: Race Played Role in Death Row Case

Attorneys for Missouri death row inmate Earl Ringo Jr. are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to halt the execution scheduled for next week over concerns that race was a factor in Ringo’s conviction and death sentence.

09/04/2014

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Report: Missouri Used Midazolam in Executions

As Missouri prepares for another execution next week, a new report suggests that the Department of Corrections quietly and repeatedly used a drug that has raised concerns in botched executions in other states.

09/03/2014

john middleton

Federal Judge Grants Stay in Missouri Execution

A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for John Middleton, hours before he is scheduled to be put to death in Missouri.

07/15/2014

michael worthington

Missouri Sets August Execution for Worthington

Michael Shane Worthington was sentenced to death for the September 1995 slaying of 24-year-old college student Melinda Griffin at her Lake St. Louis condominium.

06/30/2014

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1st US Executions Since Botched Lethal Injection

Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation’s first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

06/18/2014

John Winfield

Missouri Executes Inmate for Killing 2 Women

It was the state’s seventh execution since November.

06/18/2014

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3 Inmates Set to Die; Previous Execution Botched

There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection.

06/17/2014

John Winfield

Winfield’s Daughter Asks Governor for Clemency

When John Winfield went on a shooting spree in 1996 in St. Louis County, he killed two women and permanently blinded the mother of his two children.

06/16/2014

John Winfield

John Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

The court ruled that inmate John Winfield’s clemency proceedings were violated.

06/12/2014

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