The state Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man who killed another man while he was angry over having to pay child support. 52-year-old Andre Cole is scheduled to die by lethal injection between 6 p.m. April 14 and 5:59 p.m. April 15 at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre.
In August, 1998, 52-year-old Andre Cole owed $3,000 in back child support to his ex-wife, Terri, when his employer began withholding money from his paycheck. He went to her house and broke in by throwing a car jack through a window.Court documents say Anthony Curtis was visiting Terri that night. Cole stabbed Curtis 21 times before attacking Terri and stabbing her repeatedly, but she survived.
Before the attack Cole had reportedly told several co-workers he would kill his ex-wife before giving her any more money.
Missouri is next scheduled to execute 74-year-old Cecil Clayton March 17, for the 1996 murder of Barry County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter.