Execution

A mugshot of Walter Barton, executed in Missouri May 19, 2020.
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AP News Staff
May 20, 2020 - 10:08 am
Walter Barton had long claimed he was innocent of killing Gladys Kuehler three decades ago, and his case was tied up for years due to appeals, mistrials and two overturned convictions.
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Condemned Missouri Inmate Russell Bucklew poses for a mugshot
Missouri Department of Corrections
AP News Staff
October 02, 2019 - 6:54 am
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection. Russell Bucklew was put to death Tuesday evening at...
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Marc LaVoie
July 26, 2019 - 7:12 am
A former Lansing man is reportedly among among the first five men to be executed when the federal government begins carrying out death sentences for the first time since 2003. Wesley Ira Purkey is scheduled to die by lethal injection Dec. 13. He was convicted of raping and killing a 16-year-old...
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Dan Weinbaum
November 28, 2018 - 6:18 am
The state of Missouri has a new policy for media members who apply to witness inmate executions. The Missouri Department of Corrections will no longer pick and choose who gets to serve as media witnesses to state executions. It stems from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of an NPR reporter who...
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Missouri Dept. of Corrections
August 22, 2017 - 6:58 am
Story updated 22aug17 2:54pm Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued a stay of execution for Marcellus Williams, who was facing an execution by lethal injection at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for the 1998 stabbing death of Lisha Gayle. The onetime St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
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