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Skillicorn executed

The man whose name has sat atop nearly every anti-death penalty lawsuit filed in Missouri in the last few years is dead. Earlier today, Dennis Skillicorn, 49, was executed by lethal injection at the state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo. Skillicorn is the first inmate to be put to death in Missouri since October 2005. Skillicorn was executed for his role in the murder of Richard Drummond, who had stopped to help Skillicorn and two other men on the side on Interstate 70. Instead, they drove Drummond to a wooded area in Lafayette County and shot him.

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Execution still set for 12:01 a.m. Wednesday

With the clock ticking down, lawyers for death row inmate Dennis Skillicorn are pulling out all the stops to try to prevent the state from executing him tonight. On Monday, the Missouri Supreme Court overruled a motion he filed last Wednesday for a stay pending a judgment from the U.S. Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of certiorari in Middleton et al. v. Missouri Department of Corrections. Skillicorn is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for his part in the August 1994 murder of Richard Drummond in Lafayette County.

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