A Missouri man was put to death by injection Tuesday for the fatal stabbing of an 81-year-old woman nearly three decades ago, the first U.S. execution since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Walter Barton, 64, had long maintained he was innocent of killing Gladys Kuehler, and his case was tied up for years due to appeals, mistrials and two overturned convictions.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Show-Me Execution Of Convicted Missouri Killer Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Big picture perspective on life and death in the time of plague . . . Here's a roundup of the state exercising its authority effectively in a high profile case that restarts the problematic capital punishment debate . . . Checkit: