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.
Missouri switching to anesthetic other states don't use.
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…
Martin Link coughed four times as anesthetic sodium thiopental, the first of three drugs used in his execution early Wednesday, was administered.
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.