A convicted inmate has been executed for the 1989 murder of a St. Louis County teenager.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety reports 59-year-old Jeffrey Ferguson has died by a lethal injection of pentobarbital at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre. The execution was carried out at 12:01 a.m. He was pronounced dead ten minutes later.
Ferguson and another man, Kenneth Ousley, abducted 17-year-old Kelli Hall from the St. Charles gas station she was working at on February 9, 1989. Her body was found three weeks later on a nearby farm. DNA evidence found on Hall’s coat was matched to Ferguson.
Ferguson and Ousley were charged with first degree murder but Ousley pleaded guilty and received a life sentence.
Missourinet will have more information on Ferguson’s execution through the morning.