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Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

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BONNE TERRE, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate’s clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case. William Rousan, 57, is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1993 killing of a southeast Missouri woman, Grace Lewis, whose husband, Charles, was also killed in the attack at their farm. In a statement explaining his decision, Nixon said he ...


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