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Missouri executes man accused of killing 3 people

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BONNE TERRE, Mo. — A former methamphetamine dealer was executed Wednesday for killing three people in remote northern Missouri out of fear that they would report his drug activity to police. John Middleton, 54, died Wednesday night from an injection of pentobarbital, the sixth execution in Missouri this year. Only Florida and Texas, with seven each, have performed more executions. Middleton was convicted of killing Randy “Happy” Hamilton and Stacey Hodge in early June 1995, ...


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