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Missouri inmate executed 24 minutes before Supreme Court rejected his appeal

Last Wednesday, the state of Missouri executed a man while his appeal was still being considered by the justices of the Supreme Court. In an article in The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen reports that Herbert Smulls — a black man convicted by an all-white jury — was on the phone discussing…

Convicted murderer executed in Missouri with the experimental chemical pentobarbital

A convicted murder was executed by lethal injection Wednesday night in the US state of Missouri, his lawyers said. Herbert Smulls, 56, was put to death after a reprieve granted by US Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito late Tuesday was lifted by the court. Smulls had challenging the use of…

Supreme Court grants reprieve to death row inmate over pentobarbital drug

he US Supreme Court granted a last minute stay to a convicted murderer who is challenging the drugs prison officials had planned to use for his execution on Wednesday. Death Row inmate Herbert Smulls was to be executed overnight Wednesday by the state of Missouri, but Justice Samuel Alito late…

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