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Editorial: If lethal drugs aren't available, Missouri may go back to gas

Editorial: If lethal drugs aren't available, Missouri may go back to gas

Last week, in the latest twist in Missouri’s difficult history with capital punishment, state Attorney General Chris Koster once again urged the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for two convicted murderers.

July 08, 2013 6:00 amLoading…
Editorial: Shortage of key drugs may suspend death penalty in Missouri

Editorial: Shortage of key drugs may suspend death penalty in Missouri

Missouri's bizarre recent history with its capital punishment procedures got more bizarre this week. A federal appeals court in St. Louis said Tuesday that there was no reason for it to rule on a challenge to the state's lethal injection protocol because the Department of Corrections could n…

May 11, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

St. Louis murder victim's mother thanks authorities after killer is executed

Martin Link coughed four times as anesthetic sodium thiopental, the first of three drugs used in his execution early Wednesday, was administered.

February 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

U.S. maker of execution drug stops its production

The complex procedures for states to execute condemned inmates became much more complicated Friday, as the only U.S. maker of a key drug used in the process announced it would no longer produce it.

January 22, 2011 12:10 amLoading…
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