pentobarbital http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency For White Supremacist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-gov-denies-clemency-white-supremacist <p>Missouri&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon's office <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_denies_clemency_petition_of_Joseph_P_Franklin">announced the decision </a>Monday afternoon.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 31547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency For White Supremacist Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-moving-forward-executions-despite-secrecy-over-drug-supply <p>A month ago, St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans">reported</a> on the questionable manner in which the state of Missouri got ahold of its potential execution drug. Now Missouri has a new plan to go ahead with two upcoming executions, but&nbsp;the process is anything but open.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 11/14/13 3:24 p.m.</span></em></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 31422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/execution-drug-sources-no-longer-public-after-mo-rule-change <p>Two weeks ago,&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans" target="_blank">instructed the Missouri Department of Corrections</a> to come up with a new procedure for carrying out lethal injections.</p><p>On Tuesday, the department announced that it had chosen a new execution drug: pentobarbital. But the state also made a change that will end up making it harder, if not impossible, to know where the drugs come from.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:27:44 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 30879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change 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