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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

John Winfield

Winfield Granted Stay of Execution

Winfield faces the death penalty for killing two women in St. Louis County in 1996

06/12/2014

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Missouri NAACP to Push to Abolish Death Penalty

The Missouri chapter of the NAACP is vowing to mount its “largest-ever effort” to abolish the death penalty in the state.

06/12/2014

John Winfield

Affidavit: Bickering Attorneys Hurt Winfield

An affidavit says John Winfield might have been spared a death sentence if his two attorneys could have gotten along during the penalty phase of his trial.

06/12/2014

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