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Cecil Clayton (Photo by Missouri Department of Corrections/UPI)

Missouri Executes ‘Brain-Damaged’ Death Row Inmate Cecil Clayton

The Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.

03/17/2015

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Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Killing Two Puppies

A Jefferson County man is sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation for killing two puppies he claimed were “sick.”

02/12/2015

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Arrest Made in Downtown St. Louis Slaying of College Student

St. Louis prosecutors say 18-year-old Christopher Grant is charged with first-degree murder.

02/04/2015

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Body of Decapitated Man to be Exhumed in Warren County

Sheriff’s detectives are hopeful that DNA testing can be used to identify the fair-skinned man and solve the killing.

02/02/2015

Protestors on Thursday call on St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch to help a death row inmate awaiting execution for the death of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Court Halts Execution of Man Convicted of Reporter’s Death

The Missouri Supreme Court has called off an execution of a man convicted of killing a former newspaper reporter, state officials said Thursday.

01/22/2015

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Man Charged with Killing Hotel Manager Was Slated to be Behind Bars Until April 2015

Joseph Bowens, the man charged with killing Drury Inn and Suites night manager Scott Knopfel, was sentenced to five years in prison in April 2010. So, why was he out on the street and able to kill?

01/22/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis Mayor, Police Chief Struggle for Solutions After Night of Killings

“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”

01/16/2015

US President Barack Obama(L) and Attorney General Eric Holder speak on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Strong DOJ Response To Ferguson Seeks Truth, Calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Observers say the goal is to ensure that the truth about the killing is revealed, to ease racial tensions, and to reassure people that the investigation will be fair.

08/18/2014

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Missouri Prepares For Execution, Another Date Set

This Wednesday will be Missouri’s fifth execution in five months, which could be a record for the year.

03/21/2014

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Man Convicted of Killing Woman, 4-Year-Old Girl

A southern Illinois man was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths nine years ago of a pregnant woman and a 4-year-old child.

03/21/2014

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