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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

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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

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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

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

Growing Concerns Over Missouri Execution Drug

As Missouri prepares for its third execution in two months, a chorus of concerns is raised about the secretive process of obtaining the lethal drug.

01/10/2014

Allen Nicklasson, AKA "The Good Samaritan killer"

Nicklasson’s Execution Delayed

U.S. Supreme Court to issue ruling after 8 A.M. Wednesday

12/10/2013

Allen Nicklasson, AKA "The Good Samaritan killer"

Missouri Attorney General Appeals Stay of Execution

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.”

12/10/2013

Allen Nicklasson, AKA "The Good Samaritan killer"

Federal Court Panel Stays Allen Nicklasson’s Execution

Allen Nicklasson, 41, had been scheduled to be put to death at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.

12/10/2013

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