White Supremacist Serial Killer Joseph Paul Franklin ExecutedThe 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklin's execution, just hours after a lower court blocked it.
Lawyer for Death Row Inmate Asks Court for Execution StayAttorney Jennifer Herndon wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Joseph Paul Franklin at risk of an "excruciatingly painful execution."
Mo. Looks at Other States' Death Penalty MethodsGov. Jay Nixon halted Allen Nicklasson's Oct. 23 execution following doctor protests along with threats from the anti-death penalty European Union to limit the drug's export.