Former Gov. Bob Holden and former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael A. Wolff are among those who have advocated for Gov. Mike Parson to stop the execution.
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The letter praised Gov. Mike Parson and Missouri's "support of the dignity of life" and asked the governor to make the "courageous" decision to stay Ernest Johnson's upcoming execution.
As thousands call for clemency for Ernest Johnson, Gov. Mike Parson said he’s clearing the state's backlog of clemency petitions.
"I understand Kevin Strickland and others like him. I’ve walked in their shoes. I’ve lived where they live."
The Missouri Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously rejected Ernest Johnson’s request that he’s ineligible for the death penalty because he is intellectually disabled.
Congresswoman Cori Bush joined advocacy groups and exonerees to push for the release of several Missourians serving lengthy prison sentences.
A Cole County judge denied a request to block Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) which seeks to “invalidate” certain federal gun laws that could restrict ownership.
"It should suffice that Mr. Johnson is condemned to die in prison someday, but not at the hands of the state."
"States across the country are looking for ways to safely decrease the number of pregnant women and mothers in prisons."