Missouri plans to use the new execution drug in less than a month.Read More »
Davis, et al. v. Hobbs (MLW No. 60479/Case No. 10-1754 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Where Arkansas death row inmates challenged the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection protocol, the appellate court has held ...Read More »
A federal appeals court ruled against a group of death row inmates who challenged the way Missouri carries out executions. The decision, handed down Tuesday by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was welcomed by Missouri Attorney General’s Office. ...Read More »
A group of death row inmates failed to convince a federal appeals court the way Missouri carries out executions is unconstitutional. The prisoners alleged the lethal injection protocol violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment because of ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey today denied the motion for a preliminary injunction staying the execution of Dennis Skillicorn. Skillicorn, convicted for his part in the August 1994 murder of Richard Drummond in Lafayette County, has a limited opportunity ...Read More »
With his execution date just a week away, death row inmate Dennis Skillicorn today asked the Missouri Supreme Court once again to stay his execution. Skillicorn’s motion for a stay states that he and other death row inmates have appealed ...Read More »
Lethal injection; administrative rulemaking SC89571 John C. Middleton, et al., Appellants, v. Missouri Department of Corrections, et al., Respondents Appeal From: Cole County Circuit Court, Judge Jon E. Beetem Handdown Date: 2/24/2009 Opinion Author: Judge Mary R. Russell Opinion Vote: ...
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