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Missouri execution stayed by US Supreme Court

Death-row inmate Herbert Smulls was scheduled to die by injection one minute after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 for killing St. Louis County jeweler Stephen Honickman in 1991. The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution.
Death-row inmate Herbert Smulls was scheduled to die by injection one minute after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 for killing St. Louis County jeweler Stephen Honickman in 1991. The U.S. Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution.
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BONNE TERRE, Mo. — The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether Missouri can go through with the scheduled Wednesday execution of a death-row inmate whose attorneys are challenging the state's refusal to disclose where it obtains its lethal injection drug. The high court issued a temporary stay less than three hours before Herbert Smulls was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre. Smulls, 56, was ...


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