A Missouri man who killed two people in 2006 could be in the final days of his life.

Missouri is set to execute Brian Dorsey, 52, as early as 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Dorsey killed his cousin Sarah Bonnie, and her husband, Benjamin, in their central Missouri home. He went to their home seeking money to pay for a drug debt. The couple’s four-year-old daughter was not harmed.

Last week, the Missouri Supreme Court rejected Dorsey’s request to halt his execution.

The Jefferson City man is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the execution. The nation’s highest court generally makes quick decisions on capital punishment cases.

It’s standard practice for Missouri to wait to carry out executions until all court decisions have been finalized.

Gov. Mike Parson also has the power to step in and block Dorsey’s execution. More than 70 correctional officers have signed a clemency request asking Parson to spare the inmate’s life. The governor is expected to announce a decision today.

Missourinet is scheduled to witness the execution at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

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