Jeff Stack of Columbia observes moment of silence during Joseph Paul Franklin protest

November 19, 2013 | 10:27 p.m. CST
Jeff Stack, convener of the Columbia chapter of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, observes a moment of silence during a vigil at Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday to protest the execution of serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin. Friends of Stack have reached out to Franklin since his incarceration to "reaffirm his humanity and that people care about him and don't wish him to be killed," Stack said. "Not to say that he should be set free but to reaffirm that he has a right to life. A right the state seems keen to take away."

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