Missouri

News > Missouri > Missouri Executes Condemned Killer, First Lethal Injection Since Arizona Execution

Missouri Executes Condemned Killer, First Lethal Injection Since Arizona Execution

(Lake St. Louis, MO) -- A St. Louis-area man who raped and strangled his neighbor is dead. Missouri executed Michael Worthington shortly after midnight, Central time Wednesday. Worthington's is the first execution in the nation since last month's Arizona execution that raised questions about the legality of lethal injections. His attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court to stop the execution based on problems with executions in three other states, but failed to receive a stay. Worthington had been on death row since 1998 after pleading guilty to the 1995 murder of Mindy Griffin.

Missouri

(Kansas City, MO) -- The Kansas City Royals have defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 to win the American League...
(St. Louis, MO) -- A private parking lot on Washington Avenue downtown is being told to open its gates to the...
(Chicago, IL) -- The state is setting up an Ebola hotline later this week. Officials say the hotline will provide...
(Chicago, IL) -- Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says Governor Quinn has failed the African...
(Undated) -- The Kansas City Royals are one win away from the World Series. The Royals won Game Three of the...