The attorney for a Missouri man facing lethal injection next week said Tuesday that he will ask the state Supreme Court to postpone the execution by three or four months to allow more time to investigate his innocence claim.
A Clay County judge found more than $6 million in damages for a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a vehicle rollover, triggering an ongoing effort to recover the judgment from an insurance company.
Less than two years after state lawmakers created a procedure for prosecutors to undo wrongful convictions, the Missouri Supreme Court is confronting questions that the statute’s language doesn’t clearly answer.
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