The death penalty has been upheld for a man convicted of hiring someone to kill his ex-wife. The State Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Kimber Edwards is unanimous. Edwards says his confession was coerced. But the ruling says Edwards – who once was a city jailer in St. Louis – was familiar with police procedures, and his claim is not valid. Edwards faces death for arranging the murder of his ex-wife three years ago to keep her from testifying against him in a criminal non-support trial.