Attorneys for a condemned Missouri man and several former judges on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his upcoming execution, saying a mistake by his former attorneys cost him the chance to appeal his case through the federal courts.
The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.
U.S. Supreme Court to issue ruling after 8 A.M. Wednesday
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office has appealed the stay of execution for convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, calling the federal appeals court ruling “an abuse of discretion.”
Allen Nicklasson, 41, had been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.
Gov. Nixon has directed Missouri’s Department of Revenue to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.
Ex-Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams pleaded guilty to drug possession and distribution charges on Monday in a plea deal with the Missouri Attorney General’s office.
Martin said Tuesday that Koster should have said Carnahan’s ballot summary was misleading.
“Ninety-five percent of my district is new,” Sen. David Pearce. The carving up of counties comes despite a command from the Missouri Constitution.