Condemned Mo. Man Denied Stay of Execution

6 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, January 27 2014 Jan 27, 2014 Monday, January 27, 2014 6:09:07 PM CST January 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge in Missouri has denied a motion to grant a 60-day stay of execution for convicted killer Herbert Smulls.

U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips in Kansas City ruled Monday on one of several pending efforts to spare the life of the 56-year-old St. Louis man.

Smulls is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1991 death of a St. Louis County jeweler.

Defense lawyer Cheryl Pilate called Monday's ruling a "denial of due process" and said she would go next to a federal appeals court.

The motion was one of several by Smulls' lawyers focusing on concerns about Missouri's execution drug. Another was filed Sunday.

Also Monday, a spokesman said Gov. Jay Nixon has not decided on a request for clemency for Smulls.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Beauty salons are usually places filled with life, laughter and therapy sessions, but now they sit empty. ... More >>
1 hour ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 1:00:00 PM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police arrested a man after having to use spike strips to stop his car early... More >>
2 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 12:13:00 PM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Following Governor Mike Parson's "Stay Home Missouri" order, Missourians are asked to continue practicing "social distancing" and stay... More >>
3 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Border War may soon be making its return to the gridiron. Missouri... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 10:10:00 AM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
4 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 9:52:00 AM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For the first time in Missouri's modern history, the state is offering an elk-hunting season.... More >>
7 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 7:19:05 AM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The share box Mike Bellman made is small and unassuming, but it represents so much more. "A... More >>
9 hours ago Friday, April 10 2020 Apr 10, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM CDT April 10, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A resident living at Cedarhurst of Columbia assisted living center has tested positive for COVID-19. Columbia/Boone County... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 10:50:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
KOMU 8's Emily Spain talked with a family communications expert about how to talk to your children about the COVID-19... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 6:59:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – Before COVID-19 was even on the world’s radar, MU School of Health Professions associate professor Carolyn Orbann had... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 6:53:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Two more insurance companies, both with large facilities in mid-Missouri, are taking steps to help customers out amid... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 6:23:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in Continuous News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. KOMU 8 News... More >>
22 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 4:19:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson announced the closure of public and charter schools for the rest of the academic... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 3:17:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers report no one was injured after they investigated a shots fired call on Wednesday night.... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 3:00:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — As state and commercial testing is more available for the Missourians, the number of confirmed cases is rising.... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:20:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Chad Michael Kennedy, 28, of Boonville, was arrested and charged with assault, criminal action, and unlawful use... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:05:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Small businesses have been hit hard by COVID-19, but they are continually coming up with ways to... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 2:00:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Food banks are starting to feel the affects of COVID-19 as Missourians are staying home. As... More >>
1 day ago Thursday, April 09 2020 Apr 9, 2020 Thursday, April 09, 2020 1:46:00 PM CDT April 09, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 52°
3pm 53°
4pm 55°
5pm 56°
6pm 55°