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  • Missouri senators seeking quicker executions

    On the same day Missouri executed an inmate for a long-ago kidnapping and slaying, Republican state senators proposed legislation Wednesday intended to speed up the executions of people convicted of killing their kidnaping victims.


  • FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo provided by the Missouri Correctional offices is  Michael Taylor who was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office, File)

    US Supreme Court refuses to stop Mo. execution

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to halt the pending execution of a Missouri inmate who was convicted of abducting, raping and fatally stabbing a Kansas City teenager nearly 25 years ago.


  • FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo provided by the Missouri Correctional offices is  Michael Taylor who was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office, File)

    Missouri executes man in '89 rape, killing of teen

    Ann Harrison was waiting for her school bus, standing in the driveway of her Missouri home with her flute, school books and purse, when two men pulled up asking for directions. One of the men then grabbed the 15-year-old girl, pulled her into their stolen car and sped away that morning in 1989.


  • FILE - In this April 27, 2005 file photo provided by the Missouri Correctional offices is  Michael Taylor who was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office, File)

    Taylor attorneys continue appeals despite setbacks

    Attorneys for Missouri death row inmate Michael Taylor continued efforts to spare his life after a federal judge on Monday turned down some of his requests for a stay of execution.


  • Execution date set for another Missouri inmate

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an execution date of March 26 for Jeffrey Ferguson, convicted of abducting, raping and killing a 17-year-old girl in St. Charles 25 years ago.


  • FILE - In this file photo from the Missouri Correctional offices is convicted killer Michael Anthony Taylor of Kansas City who is scheduled to be put to death in Missouri on Feb. 26. Court documents filed Thursdsay, Feb. 20, 2014 show that the state has found a new supplier of its execution drug less that a week before the execution. A Tulsa, Okla.-based compounding pharmacy reached a settlement Monday in a suit filed by Taylor and agreed that it won't provide pentobarbital for the execution. The state did not name the new pharmacy. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office, File)

    Filing: Missouri finds new execution drug supplier

    Missouri has found a new supplier of its execution drug, days before convicted killer Michael Taylor is scheduled to be put to death, according to a court document filed on behalf of Attorney General Chris Koster.


  • Missouri bill would give flexibility on executions

    A state senator proposed Wednesday to give Missouri prison officials more choices in deciding how they want to execute inmates, as the state is facing increasing scrutiny for its current lethal injection methods.


  • In this handout photo from the Missouri Correctional offices, Michael Anthony Taylor of Kansas City is shown. The Apothecary Shoppe, of Tulsa, submitted a sealed response to Taylor's lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in his lethal injection. The company hasn't publicly acknowledged that it supplies a compounded version of pentobarbital to Missouri for use in lethal injections, as Taylor alleges, and says it can't because of a Missouri law requiring the identities of those on the state's execution team to be kept confidential. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office)

    Shortage of execution drugs becomes more acute

    The nation's shortage of execution drugs is becoming increasingly acute as more pharmacies conclude that supplying the lethal chemicals is not worth the bad publicity and the legal and ethical risks.


  • In this handout photo from the Missouri Correctional offices, Michael Anthony Taylor of Kansas City is shown. The Apothecary Shoppe, of Tulsa, submitted a sealed response to Taylor's lawsuit accusing it of illegally providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug to be used in his lethal injection. The company hasn't publicly acknowledged that it supplies a compounded version of pentobarbital to Missouri for use in lethal injections, as Taylor alleges, and says it can't because of a Missouri law requiring the identities of those on the state's execution team to be kept confidential. (AP Photo/Missouri Correctional Office)

    Okla. pharmacy won't give drug for Mo. execution

    An Oklahoma pharmacy has agreed not to provide Missouri with a made-to-order drug for an inmate's execution scheduled for later this month, according to court documents filed Monday.


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