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The state's sixth execution of the year came the same day that a federal judge in California ruled that state's death penalty unconstitutional. Twenty years ago, John Middleton murdered three people out of fear they would expose him as the drug
Mo. A Missouri execution has been delayed until at least midday Wednesday after a federal judge granted a last-minute stay. John Middleton was scheduled to die one minute after midnight Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri
Platte County Circuit Clerk says a special prosecutor has dismissed a first-degree murder charge against a northwest Missouri man facing a third trial in his neighbor's 1990 death. Circuit Clerk Sandra Dowd confirmed the decision Tuesday by former
A Missouri judge has rejected legal challenges to a pair of proposed constitutional amendments dealing with gun rights and transportation taxes. In two similar rulings Tuesday, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem dismissed lawsuits against the
In a ruling that could force sports teams to reassess how their mascots interact with spectators, the Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan who was injured by a hot dog tossed at a baseball game. The state'
Cronan Church, the other priest there already knew his secret. He heard the pastor coming to help him in 1991 had just returned from the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Md., a mental health treatment center for Catholic clergy, according to
Death row inmate Russell Bucklew was still alive Thursday, after a rare last-minute stay of execution from the U.S...What happens to him next will be up to other judges after the justices simply directed a lower court to take another look at the case.
May 21 The Kansas City Star Missouri's student transfer law is heading back into the courts...Louis County, the most severely damaged district under the law, filed a lawsuit Wednesday afternoon to attempt to get the law declared unconstitutional. The
Mo. (AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that he doesn't see any reason to halt the execution of an inmate whose attorneys claim he could suffer during the lethal injection because of a rare medical condition. Russell Bucklew, who was convicted
May 12 The Kansas City Star A once prominent Kansas City lawyer disbarred in 2012 pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to money laundering...Wirken, 69, waived his right to a grand jury and entered the guilty plea in front of U.S...The conviction