Missouri Sets Date for the Sixth Execution This Year

Jul 15, 2015

Nunley is scheduled to be the sixth person executed in Missouri this year.
Credit MO Department of Corrections

  A September execution date has been set for a man convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

The Missouri Supreme Court set the execution date for Roderick Nunley for the 24-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 1. Missouri has executed five men this year.

Nunley was one of two 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.

An appeals court ruled earlier that Nunley wasn't entitled to a new sentencing hearing because he waived jury sentencing when he pleaded guilty.