Pentobarbital

Photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images

Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri for Lethal Injection Protocol

A group of Missouri taxpayers and former lawmakers has sued the state Department of Corrections over lethal injection policies used for executions.

07/09/2015

Photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images

Missouri Man Executed for Killing Neighbor in 1990

A man convicted of breaking into his neighbor’s home in a St. Louis suburb and slitting her throat 25 years ago was executed early Wednesday.

02/11/2015

Photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images

Petition Claims Mo. Corrections Officials Lied

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.

09/05/2014

Photo: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images

Report: Missouri Used Midazolam in Executions

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.

09/03/2014

Photo: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

1st US Executions Since Botched Lethal Injection

Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation’s first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns about capital punishment.

06/18/2014

Michael Taylor is the 4th inmate executed in Missouri in as many months with a new two-drug lethal cocktail. (Credit: Missouri Dept. of Corrections)

Taylor Execution: Showed No “Obvious Signs of Stress”

Despite more controversy ahead of time, Missouri put another convicted killer to death overnight.

02/26/2014

File photo of a death chamber in a prison. (Photo by PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Filing: Missouri Finds New Execution Drug Supplier

Court documents filed on behalf of Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster show that the state has found a new supplier of its execution drug, less than a week before convicted killer Michael Taylor is scheduled to be put to death.

02/20/2014

Photo: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Scheduled Missouri Execution Temporarily Stayed

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on two petitions regarding Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls, the Missouri Attorney General’s office said.

01/29/2014

(Getty Images)

Temporary Stay of Execution Ordered by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls on Tuesday night.

01/28/2014

A woman wears an anti-death penalty tee-shirt during the 20th annual Starvin' for Justice fast and vigil against the death penalty in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 29, 2013.  (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Efforts Continue to Spare condemned Missouri Inmate Herbert Smulls

Attorneys for Herbert Smulls expressed concerns Monday about Missouri’s execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.

01/28/2014

more

Listen Live