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Courts, Governor Still Weighing Missouri 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.

11/18/2013

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Lawyer for Death Row Inmate Asks Court for Execution Stay

Attorney Jennifer Herndon wrote that the use of pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy puts Joseph Paul Franklin at risk of an “excruciatingly painful execution.”

11/12/2013

New Execution Date Set for Mo. Inmate Allen Nicklasson

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.

11/08/2013

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Missouri Switches To New Execution Drug

The Corrections Department said in a news release that it will use the sedative pentobarbital. The Death Penalty Information Center said 13 states use the drug for executions.

10/22/2013

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Capitol Perspectives: Spokespersons Who Will Not Speak

Earlier this month, Missouri experienced an extraordinary series of government spokespersons who refused to speak.

10/18/2013

File photo of a gas chamber. (credit: MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mo. Looks at Other States’ Death Penalty Methods

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.

10/16/2013

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

Gov. Nixon Postpones Execution Over Propofol Use

“As Governor, my interest is in making sure justice is served and public health is protected,” Nixon said in an emailed statement.

10/11/2013

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Propofol Fuss Could Force Mo. Gov. To Choose Another Execution Method

Missouri still intends to use the popular anesthetic for the next two executions, but the Dept. of Corrections has given back the rest of its supply of the drug.

10/10/2013

File photo of a gas chamber. (credit: MIKE FIALA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Sen. Schaefer Requests Return of Gas Chamber

Missouri will move ahead with two planned executions despite efforts in Europe to block the common anesthetic propofol from being used in the procedure, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday.

10/08/2013

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Mo. Society of Anesthesiologists Opposes Use of Propofol in Executions

The European Union has strict regulations on the sedative drug propofol which could lead to the drug being unavailable to patients on a day-to-day basis if used in Missouri executions.

10/07/2013

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