David Zink

Updated 10:15 p.m. -- David Zink has been executed by lethal injection, becoming the fifth convicted killer put to death in Missouri this year and the 17th since the state resumed lethal injections in November 2013.

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The Missouri Supreme Court has denied an appeal by a prison inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday in the 2001 western Missouri slaying of a 19-year-old woman he abducted.

The state's high court rejected without comment a request to intervene on behalf of 55-year-old David Zink. That appeal was filed Sunday.

Zink still had appeals yet to be decided by the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. A clemency request also is with Gov. Jay Nixon.

Missouri Supreme Court
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  The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date of July 14 for David Zink, convicted of abducted and killing a southwest Missouri woman in 2001.