Herbert Smulls

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    How the Supreme Court Makes Last-Minute Decisions on Missouri Executions

    Three times in three months, last-minute appeals over the execution of a Missouri prisoner have made their way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Each time, justices allowed Missouri to continue with the executions despite lawyers' claims that the state's new lethal injection drug -- which comes from un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Missouri Executes Herbert Smulls After U.S. Supreme Court Delays 22 Hours

    Herbert Smulls, convicted of killing a Chesterfield jeweler during a robbery, was put to death with a legal dose of pentobarbital -- Missouri's third execution in three months using a drug with controversial origins. Smulls showed no outward signs of distress during the execution, say witnesses. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    U.S. Supreme Court Stays Execution of Herbert Smulls

    The clock is ticking for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the state of Missouri will execute convicted killer Herbert Smulls Wednesday. Justice Samuel Alito signed an order delaying the execution two-and-a-half hours before Smulls was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m., according to the Associa ... More >>