Attorney General Seeks Execution Dates

| July 1, 2013
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State Attorney General Chris Koster is asking the Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates for two inmates before the expiration of a limited execution drug.

The request was made Monday to set dates for Allen Nicklasson and Joseph Franklin.

The same request was made last August in response to a legal challenge to Missouri’s then newly planned use of the drug called Propofol for lethal injection executions.

Koster says the Department of Corrections has a limited supply of Propofol and much of it will expire next spring.

Allen Nicklasson was convicted of a 1994 murder of a businessman traveling across the state in Callaway County. Richard Drummond stopped on I-70 to assist Nicklasson and two other men after their vehicle broke down. One of the men convicted, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed for the crime in May of 2009.

Joseph Franklin was convicted for the 1977 murder of a man outside a St. Louis synagogue.

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