execution http://kbia.org en Missouri schedules another execution http://kbia.org/post/missouri-schedules-another-execution <p></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has set an Aug. 6 execution for a St. Louis area man convicted of raping and killing a neighbor nearly two decades ago. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:59:10 +0000 Associated Press 55445 at http://kbia.org Missouri schedules another execution Missouri Becomes Second State To Carry Out An Execution After Oklahoma's Botched Affair http://kbia.org/post/missouri-becomes-second-state-carry-out-execution-after-oklahomas-botched-affair <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/Winfield_Photo.png" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri carried out another execution early Wednesday. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:59:22 +0000 Chris McDaniel 54741 at http://kbia.org Missouri Becomes Second State To Carry Out An Execution After Oklahoma's Botched Affair Mid-Missouri group uses Grim Reaper to protest the death penalty http://kbia.org/post/mid-missouri-group-uses-grim-reaper-protest-death-penalty <p>Controversy continues to surround the death penalty around the nation since a botched execution in Oklahoma in April. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:55:21 +0000 Tom Kackley 54716 at http://kbia.org Mid-Missouri group uses Grim Reaper to protest the death penalty Federal Judge Stays Missouri Execution Over Concerns That State Obstructed Clemency Process http://kbia.org/post/federal-judge-stays-missouri-execution-over-concerns-state-obstructed-clemency-process <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge has stayed Missouri's upcoming execution over concerns that the Department of Corrections obstructed the clemency process.</span><p>Inmate John Winfield was scheduled to be put to death on June 18 for killing two people in St. Louis County. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:59:21 +0000 Chris McDaniel 54498 at http://kbia.org Federal Judge Stays Missouri Execution Over Concerns That State Obstructed Clemency Process Appeals court sets hearing in postponed execution http://kbia.org/post/appeals-court-sets-hearing-postponed-execution <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">A federal appeals court in St. Louis has set a September hearing in the case of a Missouri man whose late May execution was delayed by the U.S. Supreme Court hours before he was scheduled to die.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:47:43 +0000 Associated Press 54453 at http://kbia.org Appeals court sets hearing in postponed execution Missouri attorney general wants execution changes http://kbia.org/post/missouri-attorney-general-wants-execution-changes <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's attorney general says the state should establish its own laboratory to produce chemicals for use in executions rather than rely on an "uneasy cooperation" with medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:42:09 +0000 Associated Press 53755 at http://kbia.org Missouri attorney general wants execution changes Next step unclear after Missouri execution halted http://kbia.org/post/next-step-unclear-after-missouri-execution-halted <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">What happens now to a Missouri inmate after a rare last-minute stay of execution from the U.S. Supreme Court will be up to other judges.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:17:26 +0000 Associated Press 53394 at http://kbia.org Next step unclear after Missouri execution halted Nixon holds firm on plans for execution http://kbia.org/post/nixon-holds-firm-plans-execution <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&nbsp;</span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon is standing firm with plans to execute Russell </span>Bucklew<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this week, despite claims from the condemned man's attorneys that he could suffer during the process because of a rare medical condition.</span></p><p>Bucklew is scheduled to die by a lethal dose of pentobarbital at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing a southeast Missouri&nbsp;man during a violent crime spree in 1996.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:28:41 +0000 Associated Press 53204 at http://kbia.org Nixon holds firm on plans for execution ACLU and anti-death penalty group ask Gov. Nixon to suspend executions http://kbia.org/post/aclu-and-anti-death-penalty-group-ask-gov-nixon-suspend-executions <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri and the Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty joined together last week to send a letter to Governor Jay Nixon requesting a suspension on executions until the procedures are made more transparent.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:10:16 +0000 Taylor Pecko-Reid 52433 at http://kbia.org ACLU and anti-death penalty group ask Gov. Nixon to suspend executions Anti-death penalty vigils held in Missouri on eve of Rousan execution http://kbia.org/post/anti-death-penalty-vigils-held-missouri-eve-rousan-execution <p class="Normal1"><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;">The state of Missouri has carried out its fourth execution this year. Just past midnight, William </span>Rousan<span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 150%;"> was executed for the 1993 murder of a 62-year-old woman in southeast Missouri. He was also convicted of killing the woman’s husband in a plan to steal their cows.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:00:59 +0000 Josey Herrera 51809 at http://kbia.org Anti-death penalty vigils held in Missouri on eve of Rousan execution Execution law similar to Missouri's ruled unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/execution-law-similar-missouris-ruled-unconstitutional <p>An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday ruled that the state's execution law is unconstitutional because it prevents inmates from finding out the source of the drugs used in executions.</p><p>The Missouri attorney general's office isn't commenting on any potential implications from a court ruling about Oklahoma's execution policies.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's execution law remains in place, but the state has a similar privacy provision that state officials have cited while declining to release the identity of the business that supplies its execution drugs.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:16:56 +0000 Associated Press 50318 at http://kbia.org Execution law similar to Missouri's ruled unconstitutional Missouri Executes Inmate, Third This Year http://kbia.org/post/missouri-executes-inmate-third-year <span style="line-height: 1.5;">At 12:01 Wednesday morning, Missouri executed inmate Jeffrey Ferguson, marking the state's fifth execution in as many months.</span><p>Ferguson was put to death for the brutal murder and rape of a 17-year-old St. Charles County girl.&#160;The crime occurred in 1989, and the victim’s father, Jim Hall, said the punishment was long overdue.<p>“It’s been 25 years of pins and needles," Hall said. "Every time the appeal went up, you waited to find out what happened. That’s exactly where we’ve been. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:42:08 +0000 Chris McDaniel 50247 at http://kbia.org Missouri Executes Inmate, Third This Year Missouri prepares for execution http://kbia.org/post/missouri-prepares-execution <p>Missouri continues to prepare for its third execution of the year.</p><p>Jeffrey Ferguson is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1989 death of a 17-year-old St. Charles County girl. His attorneys have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay.</p><p>Missouri executed Herbert Smulls in January and Michael Taylor in February. The state has also set an April 23 execution date for William Rousan, convicted of killing an elderly St. Francois &nbsp;County couple in 1993.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:59:39 +0000 Associated Press 50113 at http://kbia.org Missouri prepares for execution Executions in Missouri - the social, ethical and political factors http://kbia.org/post/executions-missouri-social-ethical-and-political-factors <p></p><p>In Missouri and across the nation, the process of executing criminals is becoming complicated. It’s one of our society’s most somber, and impactful, tasks. But how much do you know about the process? If you don’t know much about it, there may be a reason for that. Two of our colleagues at in public radio have investigated and found that the process is shrouded in secrecy. Meantime, four people have been executed in Missouri in as many months, after years of less frequent executions. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 50159 at http://kbia.org Executions in Missouri - the social, ethical and political factors Missouri could see record number of executions in 2014 http://kbia.org/post/missouri-could-see-record-number-executions-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri&nbsp;could be on pace to see a record number of executions in 2014, with two more inmates now on the verge of execution dates.</span></p><p>The&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;Supreme Court on Thursday issued show cause orders in the cases of Leon Taylor and Michael Worthington. The orders give attorneys for the two men until April 14 to show why an execution date should not be set.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:45:02 +0000 Associated Press 49636 at http://kbia.org Missouri could see record number of executions in 2014 Senate panel reviews Missouri death penalty bills http://kbia.org/post/senate-panel-reviews-missouri-death-penalty-bills <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation on the death penalty.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Associated Press 49544 at http://kbia.org Senate panel reviews Missouri death penalty bills Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution http://kbia.org/post/killing-time-bare-film-documenting-day-texas-execution <p></p><p></p><p><em>This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations"><em>here</em></a><em>&nbsp;or&nbsp;</em><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264"><em>download the podcast</em></a><em>&nbsp;on iTunes.</em></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:09:15 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 48898 at http://kbia.org Killing Time: A 'bare film' documenting the day of a Texas execution Missouri Executes Second Inmate This Year - First With New Drug Source http://kbia.org/post/missouri-executes-second-inmate-year-first-new-drug-source <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit UPI/Mo.Dept. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:20:58 +0000 Chris McDaniel 48757 at http://kbia.org Missouri Executes Second Inmate This Year - First With New Drug Source PM Newscast for February 24, 2014 http://kbia.org/post/pm-newscast-february-24-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regional news coverage from the </span>KBIA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Newsroom, including:&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:44:35 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 48673 at http://kbia.org Missouri Has A New Execution Drug Supplier http://kbia.org/post/missouri-has-new-execution-drug-supplier Although the state's previous drug supplier says it will not supply for the next execution, Missouri says it's found another willing pharmacy.<p>On Monday, the Apothecary Shoppe in Oklahoma reached a settlement with an inmate who had sued the pharmacy. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:58:32 +0000 Chris McDaniel 48449 at http://kbia.org Missouri Has A New Execution Drug Supplier Mo. bill would give flexibility on executions http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-give-flexibility-executions <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A Missouri state senator wants to give the Corrections Department flexibility on how it carries out executions.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer introduced legislation Wednesday that would allow the department to execute inmates by any lawful means. Current law permits executions only by lethal gas or chemicals.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:47:57 +0000 Associated Press 48419 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill would give flexibility on executions Another Federal Judge Criticizes Missouri For Haste In Carrying Out Executions http://kbia.org/post/another-federal-judge-criticizes-missouri-haste-carrying-out-executions Missouri's recent executions have sparked controversy lately -- not just for the secrecy and the source of the execution drug but also for the state's speed in carrying them out.<p>The Department of Corrections has carried out three executions in as many months. In all those cases, the inmate still had appeals pending at the time the state executed him.<p>It's something <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/02/america-is-terrible-at-killing-people-legally-103243.html" target="_blank">legal experts</a> have expressed concern and alarm over. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:26:32 +0000 Chris McDaniel 48394 at http://kbia.org Another Federal Judge Criticizes Missouri For Haste In Carrying Out Executions Judge Orders Pharmacy Not To Sell Execution Drug To Missouri, For Now http://kbia.org/post/judge-orders-pharmacy-not-sell-execution-drug-missouri-now <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit via Google Maps" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/Apothecary_Shoppe.png" alt="" /><p><a href="#update" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update: Governor says the state is prepared to proceed</strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;regardless.</strong></a><p><a href="#update2"><strong>Update: Pharmacy hopes documents will be secret</strong></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge has order Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:47:11 +0000 Chris McDaniel 48082 at http://kbia.org Judge Orders Pharmacy Not To Sell Execution Drug To Missouri, For Now After Controversy Surrounding Executions, State Officials Testify Before House Committee http://kbia.org/post/after-controversy-surrounding-executions-state-officials-testify-house-committee <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi testifies before the House Committee on Government Oversight." data-attribution="Credit Chris McDaniel, St. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:46:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 47977 at http://kbia.org After Controversy Surrounding Executions, State Officials Testify Before House Committee Oklahoma pharmacy seeks Missouri license http://kbia.org/post/oklahoma-pharmacy-seeks-missouri-license <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An Oklahoma compounding pharmacy linked to Missouri's new lethal injection drug is now seeking a license to do business in the neighboring state.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:27:11 +0000 Associated Press 47621 at http://kbia.org Oklahoma pharmacy seeks Missouri license After Supplying For Three Missouri Executions, Pharmacy Plans To Register In State http://kbia.org/post/after-supplying-three-missouri-executions-pharmacy-plans-register-state <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit via Flickr/Nottingham Vet School" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/Pentobarbital.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Oklahoma compounding pharmacy has supplied Missouri with the drug it's used three times to execute inmates, despite the fact that the pharmacy isn't licensed here.</span><p>Now the Apothecary Shoppe is attempting to become licensed in Missouri.<p>According to records obtained by St. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:46:25 +0000 Chris McDaniel 47596 at http://kbia.org After Supplying For Three Missouri Executions, Pharmacy Plans To Register In State Robber convicted in fatal shooting executed by Mo. http://kbia.org/post/robber-convicted-fatal-shooting-executed-mo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri man has been executed for fatally shooting a jeweler during a 1991 robbery, marking the state's third lethal injection in as many months.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:13:48 +0000 Associated Press 47403 at http://kbia.org Robber convicted in fatal shooting executed by Mo. Missouri Carries Out Execution After U.S. Supreme Court Removes Stays http://kbia.org/post/supreme-court-justice-temporarily-halts-execution-missouri-inmate <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit via Flickr/katieharbath" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kwmu/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201401/US_Supreme_Court_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><em>Updated at 1:41 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 30</em><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls was put to death late Wednesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court removed two stays. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 47339 at http://kbia.org Missouri Carries Out Execution After U.S. Supreme Court Removes Stays Condemned Mo. man denied stay of execution http://kbia.org/post/condemned-mo-man-denied-stay-execution <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge in Missouri has denied a motion to grant a 60-day stay of execution for convicted killer Herbert Smulls.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:04:01 +0000 Associated Press 47260 at http://kbia.org Condemned Mo. man denied stay of execution Federal Judges Rule Execution Drug Supplier Can Be Secret, But Documents Point To Likely Identity http://kbia.org/post/federal-judges-rule-execution-drug-supplier-can-be-secret-documents-point-likely-identity Late Friday night, a group of federal judges found that the compounding pharmacy making Missouri's execution drug can remain secret, but new emails point to one pharmacy as the likely supplier.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we revealed in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/investigation-missouris-execution-drug-source-raises-legal-ethical-questions" target="_blank">last month's investigation,</a> we narrowed the possible suppliers down to three pharmacies that could be supplying the execution drug to Missouri; none were licensed to do business in this state. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:01:36 +0000 Chris McDaniel 47206 at http://kbia.org Federal Judges Rule Execution Drug Supplier Can Be Secret, But Documents Point To Likely Identity