Joseph Paul Franklin

A woman wears an anti-death penalty tee-shirt during the 20th annual Starvin' for Justice fast and vigil against the death penalty in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2013.  (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Efforts Continue to Spare condemned Missouri Inmate Herbert Smulls

Attorneys for Herbert Smulls expressed concerns Monday about Missouri’s execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.


Allen Nicklasson killed a man who stopped to help him and his friends after their car stalled on I-70.

Missouri Executes Man In 1994 Good Samaritan Death

Allen Nicklasson is the second inmate executed in the state in three weeks.


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Death Penalty Opponents Hold Vigil For Joseph Paul Franklin Downtown

They started by reading the names of Franklin’s victims and then said a short prayer for Franklin, his family, and the victims of his crimes.


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White Supremacist Serial Killer Joseph Paul Franklin Executed

The 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.


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Judge Criticizes Unknowns in Missouri Execution Details

U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey granted a stay of execution Tuesday afternoon to serial killer Joseph Franklin. She ruled that challenges to the state’s lethal injection protocol must be resolved before Franklin’s execution moves forward.


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Federal Judge Grants Stay of Execution for Joseph Paul Franklin

A federal judge in Missouri has given a stay of execution to white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin just hours before his scheduled death.


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Legal Options Running Out For Condemned White Supremacist Killer

Convicted serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is running out of legal options to stop his scheduled execution.


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Nixon Won’t Stop Execution

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon issued a statement today saying he has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a cowardly and calculated shooting.


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Courts, Governor Still Weighing Missouri Execution

Joseph Paul Franklin faces execution one minute after midnight on Wednesday. It would be the first in Missouri in nearly three years and the first ever using a single execution drug, the sedative pentobarbital.


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Salt Lake City NAACP Asks Mo. Governor to Halt Execution

Joseph Paul Franklin is scheduled to be executed next week for the 1977 murder of a Missouri man outside a synagogue.



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