"The death penalty structure has been closed down in the State of Missouri for about three years because of federal challenges to the manner in which the death penalty was carried out," said Koster. "Those federal hurdles have now been cleared. Skillicorn's execution, this week, was the first of many that I think we're going to begin to deal with now in Missouri."
Another execution has been scheduled for next month, and Koster thinks this is what we can expect from now on.
"My guess is that for the near future," said Koster. "We will see one execution probably every month as these individuals come up in the court system."
Friday, May 22, 2009
Koster: An execution every month expected
The execution of convicted killer Dennis Skillicorn Wednesday morning may be the first of many, according to Attorney General Chris Koster: