"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Monday, August 31, 2015

Missouri: Court denies motions from man set to be executed Tuesday

Michael Taylor (left), Roderick Nunley (right)
The Missouri Supreme Court has denied the latest legal challenges from a man scheduled to be executed Tuesday for raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

The judges ruled Friday to overrule a motion that sought a stay of execution for Roderick Nunley. 

The court also rejected his request for a writ of habeas corpus, which allows prisoners to challenge their convictions on constitutional grounds.

Nunley was 1 of 2 men who pleaded guilty and received the death penalty in the death of Ann Harrison. 

She was waiting for a school bus in front of her home when she was abducted. 

Michael Taylor was executed for the same crime in 2014.

Source: Associated Press, August 30, 2015

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