Jeffrey Ferguson is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1989 death of a 17-year-old St. Charles County girl.
Herbert Smulls was executed by a lethal injection
The court’s ruling, however, left Missouri less than three hours to meet an 11:59 p.m. deadline to execute Herbert Smulls at the state prison in Bonne Terre.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on two petitions regarding Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls, the Missouri Attorney General’s office said.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls on Tuesday night.
Attorneys for Herbert Smulls expressed concerns Monday about Missouri’s execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.
The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.