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Audio: Federal judge blocks execution of Lisa Montgomery, sentenced to death for gruesome killing in Skidmore, Missouri

A federal judge said that the Justice Department broke the law when it rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row last month, potentially pushing her execution into President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration.     Her execution had originally been scheduled for December 8, but Moss agreed last month to delay after […]

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Audio: Convicted Missouri killer Richard Davis, once subject of massive national manhunt, dies in hospital

A high-profile Missouri prisoner who was waiting for an execution date has died, from apparent natural causes.     The Missouri Department of Corrections says 56-year-old Richard Davis died of natural causes this week, at a hospital. Davis was sentenced to death in 2007 for the separate gruesome killings of Marsha Spicer and Michelle Huff […]

Animal Cruelty

Audio: Reward Increased to $8,000 for horrific southwest Missouri animal abuse case

Police in the community of Neosho have made little progress in their investigation of the suspected live-skinning of a pet beagle who had to be euthanized a week ago because of her suffering. Authorities hope an increased reward will lead to an arrest in a gruesome animal abuse case. Reporter Ty Albright at our Joplin […]

Angie Housman

Audio: Murder charges filed against suspect in 1993 Angie Housman murder

Prosecutors in eastern Missouri’s St. Charles County say murder charges have been filed against a man for the gruesome 1993 kidnapping and killing of nine-year-old Angie Housman of St. Ann. St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar has announced that 61-year-old Earl Webster Cox is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, and sodomy for Housman’s death. Lohmar […]

Audio: Member of O.J. Simpson’s ‘dream team’ visits MO to help free convicted killer

(Missourinet) – A member of O.J. Simpson’s dream team has visited Missouri to present materials to a panel of five former Missouri judges studying a death penalty case. Attorney Barry Scheck is helping with the case of Marcellus Williams, who was convicted of the 1998 brutal stabbing of a former St. Louis newspaper reporter. During a […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Convicted Missouri killer’s fate still not determined day before execution

Convicted killer Russell Bucklew’s Missouri execution is scheduled for Tuesday, but his lawyer claims the act would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.     KFVS reports attorney Cheryl Pilate says the killing could be “gruesome and painful” because of a rare medical condition. Bucklew was moments away from execution in 2014 when the U.S. […]