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Steve Marshall
Aug 28, 2023

Alabama wants to be the 1st state to use nitrogen gas to execute a prisoner

Alabama is seeking to become the first state to execute a prisoner by making him breathe pure nitrogen.

The Eagleton Federal Courthouse
Jul 26, 2023

Full 8th Circuit asked to restore Johnson execution date

A split panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 26 granted a stay of execution to Missouri death row inmate Johnny Johnson. But the Missouri Attorney General’s Office has asked the full court to overturn the order.

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Jul 26, 2023

Federal appeals court halts Missouri execution, leading state to appeal

A federal appeals court panel has halted next month’s planned execution of a 45-year-old Missouri man convicted of killing a 6-year-old girl, though the state is appealing.

MIssouri Supreme Court building
Jun 9, 2023

Supreme Court denies death row inmate’s claim of delusions

The Missouri Supreme Court has declined to halt the scheduled execution of Johnny Johnson after finding that he is not so mentally ill that he cannot be put to death.

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Jun 7, 2023

Michael Tisius executed for fatal, failed jailbreak

The state of Missouri carried out its third execution of the year, putting Michael Andrew Tisius to death by lethal injection.

Jun 5, 2023

Missouri man set for execution on ’emotional roller coaster,’ attorney says

An attorney for a man on Missouri's death row says her client is on “an emotional roller coaster” amid efforts to spare his life with just a day to go before his scheduled execution.

Jun 1, 2023

Federal judge halts Missouri execution of man convicted in jail break killings

A federal judge on Wednesday halted the scheduled execution next week of a man convicted of killing two Missouri jailers amid questions about the literacy of a juror in the case.

Missouri Supreme Court building
Apr 21, 2023

Supreme Court sets execution date for man who killed 6-year-old

The Missouri Supreme Court en banc has set an execution date for a homeless man who was convicted of raping and killing a six-year-old girl in 2002.

Mar 24, 2023

Why executions by firing squad may be coming back in the US

The image of gunmen in a row firing in unison at a condemned prisoner may conjure up a bygone, less enlightened era. But the idea of using firing squads is making a comeback.

mans hands behind bars in jail or prison
Mar 9, 2023

Death’s decline: The death penalty remains in full effect in Missouri, but its use is dwindling

Missouri is a national outlier in its use of the death penalty. But even as support for it remains high among elected officials, its use is far rarer than it once was.

Mar 3, 2023

Hobbs vows not to carry out execution scheduled by court

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs vowed Friday that her administration won't carry out an execution even though the state Supreme Court scheduled it over the objections of the state’s new attorney general.

Feb 9, 2023

Lawyer: Missouri executed man with appeal still pending

The attorney for a man who was executed this week is calling for an investigation, accusing Missouri officials of moving ahead with the lethal injection while federal appeals were pending.

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