Missouri Executioner Had a Criminal Past
We've written before about the problems in Missouri with executioners -- most notably, the dyslexic doctor who administered the fatal cocktail.
Now, the New York Times recaps last week's St. Louis Post Dispatch article about a nurse on the state's execution team who had a criminal record and was on probation:
Before a Missouri executioner could go to Indiana in 2001 to help federal authorities put mass killer Timothy McVeigh to death, he had to take care of one detail:
He needed permission from his probation officer to leave the state.
The Post-Dispatch named the nurse, even though a state law was passed after the dyslexic doctor was identified prohibiting disclosure. The paper explains why it is naming the nurse: [More...]
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