lethal injection http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Editor's Weekly: Why A News Organization Is Like A University http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-why-news-organization-university <p>Forty two years ago this week, St. Louis Public Radio began broadcasting from its home at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Coincidentally, those of us from the St. Louis Beacon, which merged with the station six months ago, are about to complete probation and become full-fledged UMSL employees.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:41:51 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 36732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Why A News Organization Is Like A University Expressing Concern Over Execution Secrecy, Koster Calls On State To Make Lethal Injection Drugs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/expressing-concern-over-execution-secrecy-koster-calls-state-make-lethal-injection-drugs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a speech Thursday, Missouri Attorney General Chris </span>Koster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expressed concern over the execution secrecy that his office has previously fought hard to defend.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Democrat is calling on the state to create a state-run laboratory to produce the lethal injection drugs itself.</span></p><p>Koster says the expanding secrecy surrounding Missouri’s lethal injection methods should "concern all of us deeply.”</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:27:26 +0000 Chris McDaniel 36567 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Expressing Concern Over Execution Secrecy, Koster Calls On State To Make Lethal Injection Drugs Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/suits-challenge-missouri-over-secrecy-about-execution-procedures <p>Two suits were filed Thursday in Jefferson City challenging Missouri officials for failing to disclose information about the drugs the state uses in lethal injections.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:35:50 +0000 The Associated Press & Rachel Lippmann 36157 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Suits Challenge Missouri Over Secrecy About Execution Procedures Mo. Carries Out Execution After Court Vacates Stays http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-carries-out-execution-after-court-vacates-stays <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update 7:52 a.m 11/20/13:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri carried out the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin a little after 6 a.m. He was put to death after courts overturned Tuesday's stays of execution.</span></p><p>Yesterday, two federal judges issued stays of execution.</p><p>The judges took issue with how the state was getting its lethal injection drug from a secret source not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and questioned whether the inmate was mentally competent to be executed.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:41:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Rachel Lippmann, Chris McDaniel, Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 31575 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Carries Out Execution After Court Vacates Stays Timeline: A Recent History Of Missouri's Execution Process http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/timeline-recent-history-missouris-execution-process <p></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="650" src="http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0AmnNfCVCWlxYdEJwN2V5SlVYakRlN2dUS1paeVpWQ1E&amp;font=Bevan-PotanoSans&amp;maptype=toner&amp;lang=en&amp;hash_bookmark=true&amp;height=650" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><em>(Last updated Jan. 30, 2014)</em></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:06:43 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Véronique LaCapra & Chris McDaniel 31552 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Timeline: A Recent History Of Missouri's Execution Process Execution Using Controversial Drug Halted By Missouri Governor, Requires Different Injection Method http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/execution-using-controversial-drug-halted-missouri-governor-requires-different-injection-method <p><em>Last updated 1:30 p.m. Will be updated further.</em></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has responded to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-return-some-potential-execution-drug-supply-questions-remain">the recent controversy&nbsp;</a>surrounding the execution drug propofol by halting the execution of a Missouri inmate, and asking that a different form of lethal injection be used.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here&#39;s Nixon&#39;s full statement:</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:51:22 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Execution Using Controversial Drug Halted By Missouri Governor, Requires Different Injection Method ACLU Seeks To Block Mo. Executions By Disqualifying Anesthesiologist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aclu-seeks-block-mo-executions-disqualifying-anesthesiologist <p>The American Civil Liberties Union hopes to block two executions in Missouri this fall by seeking to disqualify the anesthesiologist used by the <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/">Department of Corrections</a>.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:42:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29510 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ACLU Seeks To Block Mo. Executions By Disqualifying Anesthesiologist Mo. AG Says State May Have To Use Gas Chamber http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ag-says-state-may-have-use-gas-chamber <p>Attorney General Chris Koster says Missouri may have to resort to using the gas chamber to carry out death sentences as an "unintended consequence" of the state Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates.</p><p>Executions have been on hold in Missouri since the state Supreme Court has declined to set execution dates. The court says execution dates would be "premature" until a federal legal challenge is resolved regarding the use of the drug propofol as Missouri's new execution method.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:24:50 +0000 The Associated Press 27922 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. AG Says State May Have To Use Gas Chamber 21 Mo. death-row inmates sue over new execution drug http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/21-mo-death-row-inmates-sue-over-new-execution-drug <p>21 death-row prisoners <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/98577394/21-Death-Row-Inmates-File-Suit-Over-New-Lethal-Injection-Drug">are suing</a> the director of Missouri&rsquo;s Corrections Department over its new lethal injection drug.<br /><br />Director George Lombardi announced last month that Missouri would be the first in the nation to replace its three-drug protocol in favor of using the anesthetic Propofol for capital punishment.<br /> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:32:28 +0000 Joseph Leahy 4012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 21 Mo. death-row inmates sue over new execution drug Missouri opts for untested drug for executions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-opts-untested-drug-executions <p><em>Updated at 5:50 a.m. Friday with additional reporting. Reporting from KRCU&#39;s Jacob McCleland was used in this story.</em></p><p>The anesthetic that caused the overdose death&nbsp;of pop star Michael Jackson is now the drug for executions in&nbsp;Missouri.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Corrections is switching from its longstanding three-drug method to a single drug, propofol, which&nbsp;has never been used in an execution in the U.S.&nbsp;That&#39;s causing a stir among critics lijke Death Penalty Information Center director Richard Dieter.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 16:33:58 +0000 The Associated Press, St. Louis Public Radio, Joseph Leahy & KRCU 3775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri opts for untested drug for executions