allen nicklasson

7:45 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Mo. executes convicted killer of Good Samaritan

A Kansas City man has been executed for killing a good Samaritan who stopped to help him and his friends after their car had broken down in 1994.

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3:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Mo. waits for Supreme Court ruling on Nicklasson's execution

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The state of Missouri is still awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether it can proceed with the execution of death row inmate Allen Nicklasson.

Nicklasson had been scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1994 murder of businessman Richard Drummond, who was shot to death after he stopped to help when a car carrying Nicklasson and two others stalled in central Missouri.

A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay over concerns about Nicklasson's legal representation.

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7:58 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Missouri appeals Nicklasson stay to Supreme Court

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The execution of a convicted killer in Missouri is on hold at least for several hours.

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4:24 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Death row inmate Nicklasson remains optimistic

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Just hours away from his scheduled execution, Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson is optimistic that his life will be spared.

Nicklasson is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1994 murder of Richard Drummond, a businessman killed by Nicklasson and two other men after Drummond stopped to offer assistance when Nicklasson's car stalled on Interstate 70 in mid-Missouri.

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6:00 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Nixon halts execution, citing propofol concerns

Gov. Jay Nixon
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is halting the execution of convicted killer Allen Nicklasson, citing concerns about the use of propofol as an execution drug.

The decision was announced Friday. Nixon also ordered the Missouri Department of Corrections to come up with a different way to perform lethal injections that does not include propofol.

Nicklasson's execution, scheduled for Oct. 23, had been set to be the country's first-ever using propofol.

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