Joseph Paul Franklin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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