Glance: A list of Missouri's 28 death row inmates

1 year 8 months 1 week ago November 08, 2015 Nov 8, 2015 Sunday, November 08 2015 Sunday, November 08, 2015 11:44:40 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The recent pace of executions in Missouri is expected to slow in the coming months. Below is a list of the remaining death row inmates and details about their cases:

EXHAUSTED APPEALS AND COULD BE EXECUTED SOON

— Earl Forrest, convicted of killing a Dent County sheriff's deputy and two others in 2002.

GRANTED A STAY OF EXECUTION

— William Boliek, convicted of killing an 18-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1983. Then-Gov. Mel Carnahan issued a stay in 1997, which wasn't resolved before he died in a 2000 plane crash. A court said only Carnahan could overturn it. A spokesman for Gov. Jay Nixon has said Boliek will serve out his life in prison.

UNFIT FOR EXECUTION, BUT STILL ON DEATH ROW

— Charles Mathenia, convicted of killing two elderly sisters in 1984, declared mentally disabled in 1994.

— Roosevelt Pollard, convicted of killing an Arkansas businessman at a southeast Missourirest stop in 1983, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, ruled incompetent in 1999.

GRANTED STAYS AMID INNOCENCE CLAIMS

— Reginald Clemons, convicted in the 1991 deaths of two sisters thrown from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis. His execution was stayed in 2009 and the Missouri Supreme Court appointed a special judge to investigate.

— Marcellus Williams, convicted of killing Lisha Gayle in 1998 at her University City home. His attorneys are seeking new DNA testing.

GRANTED STAYS OVER MEDICAL CONCERNS

— Russell Bucklew, convicted of killing a southeast Missouri man during a 1996 crime spree. The U.S. Supreme Court stayed his execution in May over concerns that the execution drug could cause suffering, because Bucklew has a rare congenital condition that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, along with nose and throat tumors.

— Ernest Lee Johnson, convicted of killing three Columbia convenience store workers in 1994. The U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case to a federal appeals court last week. Johnson had part of a benign brain tumor removed in 2008, along with brain tissue, and his attorneys claim the execution drug could cause violent seizures.

SENTENCES SET ASIDE

— David Barnett, convicted of killing his grandparents in suburban St. Louis in 1996. A federal judge ruled Barnett's trial attorneys didn't present enough evidence about abuse Barnett endured as a child. An appeal is pending.

— Mark Gill, convicted of killing a rural Cape Girardeau County man in 2002. TheMissouri Supreme Court tossed the death sentence because his lawyer had failed to question the character of the victim, who had child pornography on his computer. A retrial is pending.

— Gregory Bowman, convicted of abducting and strangling a St. Louis County teenager in 1977. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that jurors improperly heard information about two Illinois murders that Bowman was suspected of committing. A retrial is pending.

REMANDED TO LOWER COURT

— Mark Christeson, convicted of killing a woman and her two children 17 years ago. The U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case to the district court over attorney competence concerns because a federal appeal was not filed on time.

APPEALS NOT EXHAUSTED

— Terrance Anderson, convicted in Butler County for the 2001 shootings of the grandparents of his child.

—Walter Barton, convicted of killing an 81-year-old mobile home park operator in Ozark in 1991.

— Robbie Blurton, a Kansas man convicted of killing his aunt, uncle and the couple's 15-year-old granddaughter in Cole Camp in 2009.

— Christopher Collings, convicted of raping and killing a 9-year-old girl in McDonald County in 2007.

— Richard Davis, convicted of the videotaped sexual torture and killing of an Independence woman in 2006.

— Carmen Deck, convicted of fatally shooting a couple during a robbery of their home near De Soto in 1996.

— Brian Dorsey, convicted of killing his cousin and her husband as they slept near New Bloomfield in 2006.

— Jesse Driskill, convicted of killing two people in southwest Missouri in 2010.

— David Hosier, convicted of fatally shooting a woman at her Jefferson City apartment in 2009.

— Johnny Johnson, convicted of kidnapping and killing a 6-year-old girl from near St. Louis in 2002.

— Kevin Johnson, convicted of fatally shooting a Kirkwood police officer in 2005.

— Vincent McFadden, convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend's sister in the St. Louis area in 2003 and a fatal street shooting in Pine Lawn in 2002.

— Scott McLaughlin, convicted of raping and fatally stabbing his former girlfriend in St. Louis County in 2003.

— Lance Shockley, convicted for ambushing and killing a State Highway Patrol officer in 2005.

— Leonard Taylor, convicted of killing his girlfriend and her three children in 2004 in St. Louis.

— Michael Tisius, convicted of the 2000 shooting deaths of two Randolph County jailers during a botched attempt to free another inmate.

 

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