A group that has been working for years to end executions in Missouri has released a new report, claiming the state’s administration of the death penalty is riddled with errors. University of Missouri-Kansas City Sociology professor Cathy Burnett speaks for the group in stating one of the biggest problems is that there is not sufficient support at the trial level for defense attorneys. She says such problems at the on-set doom chances for most death-row inmates even when they raise legitimate questions upon appeal. The group wants the legislature to enact a moratorium until the questions raised by its report are resolved. The legislature has rejected such calls in the past.
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