Missouri Supreme Court
Convicted serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is running out of legal options to stop his scheduled 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.
Several parents made signs, calling on education officials to “protect our kids” and “support neighborhood schools.”
Nicklasson was first set to be executed Oct. 23, when Missouri planned to use the anesthetic propofol for the first time but the execution was halted.
If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, it’s unlikely the courts would have forced the team to pay for the surgeries and suffering he’s endured.
The vote came Thursday morning during a special meeting at the district’s headquarters.
In a 5-2 decision, the state’s high court denied the spouse of deceased highway patrolman Dennis Englard survival benefits because he was not married to Englard.
Parents are angry because they see their district as worsening after an exodus of students from the unaccredited district over the summer.
Gov. 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.
The Missouri Department of Corrections said Wednesday that it will return a shipment of a common anesthetic it intended to use for executions, nearly a year after the drug distributer’s urgent request for it to be sent back.