Hampton Executed for 1992 Murder

James Henry Hampton died of lethal injection at 12:05am Wednesday morning at the Potosi prison for the beating death of Frances Keaton of Warrenton. Hampton beat Keaton to death with a hammer in rural Callaway County in August of 1992. Hampton had kidnapped Keaton...

Death Penalty Upheld in Camden County Murder Case

The State Supreme Court upholds a death penalty in a Camden County murder case. The state supreme court sets June 23rd as the execution date for Danny R. Wolfe. It’s unlikely to happen, then. Wolfe has federal appeals to go through. Wolfe was conficted of...

Execution Moratorium Mulled at Capitol

A call to halt executions brings out strong emotions during a public hearing at the State Capitol. Former Senator Thomas Eagleton backs a proposal to halt executions until an independent commission studies the death penalty. Eagleton claims sufficient questions have...

Death Penalty Sought for Dragger

The death penalty will be sought for the man who dragged six-year-old Jake Robel to death last month in Independence. A grand jury has charged Kim Davis with first-degree murder. Davis is charged with carjacking the boy’s mother’s car…and driving it...