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Executions in Missouri

Execution date set for man who killed woman during burglary

The execution would be Missouri's first in 2015, after a state record 10 inmates were put to death this year.

UPDATE: Missouri executes Paul Goodwin for 1998 hammer attack in St. Louis County

The execution began at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, more than an hour after it was scheduled because of Supreme Court appeals.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon declines to stop Missouri execution

Paul Goodwin, 48, faces lethal injection early Wednesday morning for killing 63-year-old Joan Crotts inside her St. Louis County home in 1998.

Missouri executes Leon Taylor for 1994 killing

Taylor is the ninth man put to death in Missouri this year and the 11th since November 2013.

UPDATE: Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate's appeal; governor denies clemency

The court rejected two appeals without comment, although justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan would have voted to grant a request dealing with a challenge to the way Missouri carries out executions.

UPDATE: Attorneys ask for clemency for Missouri man scheduled to be executed

Leon Taylor is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing a gas station attendant during a robbery in 1994. Taylor, who is black, was sentenced to death by an all-white jury.

 

Taylor's lawyers have asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay and have requested clemency from Nixon.

Mid-Missouri groups speak out against planned Leon Taylor execution

Taylor's execution, which would be the ninth in Missouri this year, is set for Wednesday Nov. 19.

Clemency requested for condemned Missouri inmate

Attorneys for Leon Taylor, who is black, argue that he was sentenced by an all-white jury and that there is concern about prosecutor misconduct during his trial.

Execution set for Missouri man who killed neighbor

The state Supreme Court on Thursday scheduled the execution of 47-year-old Paul Goodwin for Dec. 10. Missouri has executed eight men already in 2014, with the execution of Leon Taylor scheduled for Nov. 19.

UPDATE: Missouri man's execution on hold indefinitely

The stay will remain in place until the court decides whether to hear Mark Christeson's appeal.

Missouri executions proceed at record-setting pace

Executions continue because of reliable access to execution drugs, strong state-level support for capital punishment and conservative federal judges who regularly deny inmates' requests for stays.

 

UPDATE: U.S. Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

Mark Christeson was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday in 1998 killings; justices cited concerns his legal counsel was ineffective.

Former judges raise concerns about pending execution

Fifteen former judges filed a brief Friday claiming Mark Christeson was denied federal court review because his court-appointed attorneys missed a deadline in 2005.

Missouri man says panic attacks hampered trial

Jesse Driskill, of Lebanon, contends he didn't receive a fair trial because of complications from his anxiety and panic attacks.

Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate

Leon Taylor had been scheduled for execution in September, but the court withdrew that execution warrant after his lawyers argued for more time to work on his case.

Oct. 29 execution date set for Missouri inmate

It would be the ninth execution in Missouri this year and the 11th since November.

Missouri executes man convicted in 1998 Columbia robbery, double murder

Earl Ringo Jr.'s execution was the eighth execution in the state this year and the 10th since November.

UPDATE: Federal appeals court refuses to halt Missouri execution

Earl Ringo Jr. is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing two people during a Columbia restaurant robbery in 1998.

UPDATE: Missouri, Texas plan executions Wednesday

Earl Ringo Jr. is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri for killing two people during a robbery at a Columbia restaurant in 1998. The execution would be the eighth in the state this year.

Man scheduled for execution in Columbia killings requests stay

Earl Ringo Jr., who received his death sentence in connection with a robbery at a Ruby Tuesday in Columbia that resulted in the death of two employees, requested the governor appoint a board of inquiry to examine if a racial factor played a role in his trial.

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