A St. Louis County man has been executed by lethal injection for the sexual assault and fatal bludgeoning of a North County widow 16 years ago.
Taylor shot Robert Newton to death in front of Newton’s 8-year-old step-daughter during a gas station robbery; he tried to kill the girl, too, but his gun jammed.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson.
It’s been more than a decade and a half since Earl Ringo Jr. was convicted of killing two people during the botched robbery of a Columbia, Mo. restaurant.
As Missouri prepares for another execution next week, a new report suggests that the Department of Corrections quietly and repeatedly used a drug that has raised concerns in botched executions in other states.
If carried out as scheduled at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, 43-year-old Michael Worthington’s execution will be the first in the nation since a lethal injection went awry last month in Arizona.
A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for John Middleton, hours before he is scheduled to be put to death in Missouri.
John Middleton is scheduled to die Wednesday.
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.
John Middleton, 54, is scheduled to be executed July 16 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.