execution http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Editor's Weekly: Reporting On Execution Procedures Missouri Wants To Keep Secret http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/editors-weekly-reporting-execution-procedures-missouri-wants-keep-secret <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chris McDaniel this week continued his string of significant reports on Missouri’s execution procedure. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:45:32 +0000 Margaret Wolf Freivogel 33376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Editor's Weekly: Reporting On Execution Procedures Missouri Wants To Keep Secret Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-state-state-death-penalty-and-senate-minority-leader-jolie-justus <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's Chris McDaniel, Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum talk about the week’s politics.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:58:55 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum, Chris McDaniel & Jo Mannies 33180 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: State Of State, Death Penalty And Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus Missouri Carries Out Execution After Supreme Court Removes Stay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-carries-out-execution-after-supreme-court-removes-stay <p><em>Updated 11:05 pm 12/11/13</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a stay of execution for Missouri inmate Allen Nicklasson. Shortly later, the Department of Corrections carried out the execution.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:58:50 +0000 Chris McDaniel 32028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Carries Out Execution After Supreme Court Removes Stay 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 Following Controversy, Missouri Selects New Execution Drug http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/following-controversy-missouri-selects-new-execution-drug <p>On Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Corrections announced that it had selected a new drug for upcoming executions: pentobarbital.</p><p>The change comes following criticism of the questionable methods Missouri had obtained the drug it had previously planned to use, as well as concern that its use could harm hospitals throughout the U.S. The state had planned to use a common anesthetic named propofol, which has never been used to carry out an execution.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:38:13 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30855 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Following Controversy, Missouri Selects New Execution Drug Morning headlines - Friday, June 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-8-2012 <p><strong>Judge rules that the CVC must release more Dome documents</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission is being ordered to release more documents related to the renovation of the Edward Jones Dome.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:18:10 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Friday, June 8, 2012 AG Koster to Mo. Supreme Court: set dates for 19 death sentences http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ag-koster-mo-supreme-court-set-dates-19-death-sentences <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the State Supreme Court to set execution dates for 19 death sentences. Koster says no legal barrier is barring the high court from moving forward with the executions.&nbsp;</p><p>Koster says 10 cases of capital punishment have already been awaiting execution dates for over 3 years. He&nbsp;gave the court an additional 9 names today and says there is no legal ground for delaying punishment.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 23:28:24 +0000 Adam Allington 3727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org AG Koster to Mo. Supreme Court: set dates for 19 death sentences Bill to abolish death penalty filed in Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-abolish-death-penalty-filed-mo-house <p>Legislation has been filed in the<a href="http://house.mo.gov/"> Missouri House </a>that would abolish the death penalty.</p><p>If&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1496&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">the bill</a> becomes law, any pending executions in Missouri would be halted, and all inmates sentenced to death would be re-sentenced to life without probation or parole.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=058">State Representative&nbsp;Penny Hubbard </a>(D,&nbsp;St. Louis).&nbsp; She says&nbsp;she doesn&rsquo;t believe that&nbsp;capital punishment is an effective deterrent. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill to abolish death penalty filed in Mo. House Nixon commutes death sentence for Clay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-commutes-death-sentence-clay <p><em><strong>UPDATED 6:08 p.m. Jan. 10, 2011 with comment from Clay's attorney:</strong></em></p><p>Last week we told you that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supporters-richard-clay-ask-mo-gov-jay-nixon-halt-his-execution">supporters of Richard Clay asked Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon to halt Clay's execution</a>. Well, now it seems that Nixon has granted their request.</p><p>The governor issued the following statement this afternoon:</p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:35:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon commutes death sentence for Clay