Missouri is set to have it first execution in nearly a year and a half at one minute after midnight Wednesday morning as Stanley Hall dies for the murder of Barbara Jo Wood in early 1994. The group Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty is pleading for Hall’s life. Group spokesman Rita Linhardt claims there are many troubling aspects of the Hall case, including what she calls prosecutorial misconduct. Linhardt suggests race played a role. She points out Hall is black. His victim, Barbara Jo Wood, is white. Also, he faced an all-white jury. Hall stole Wood’s car to use it in a drive-by shooting. He shot and wounded her in a struggle at the McKinley Bridge, then tossed her off the bridge to her death. [More at MissouriDeathRow.com]