The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson.
Earl Ringo Jr. and an accomplice killed delivery driver Dennis Poyser and manager trainee JoAnna Baysinger at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia in the early hours of July 4, 1998.
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.
Two of the nation’s most active death penalty states are planning executions on Wednesday, as attorneys for the inmates continue efforts to save them.
Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate have asked a federal court to spare his life, claiming two top officials with the Department of Corrections lied under oath about use of the sedative midazolam in executions.
Attorneys for Missouri death row inmate Earl Ringo Jr. are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to halt the execution scheduled for next week over concerns that race was a factor in Ringo’s conviction and death sentence.
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.
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.