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Missouri prison officials said under oath that they would not use midazolam in executions. But a St. Louis Public Radio investigation revealed last week that the state has used it in nine executions since 2013.

No state has carried out more executions than Missouri this year. Early this morning, Missouri carried out its eighth execution of 2014.

Earl Ringo was put to death for killing two people during a robbery that went bad in Columbia.

As preparations for a man’s execution begin, his pen pal is hoping she will be able to speak with him for the last time tonight.

Missouri Department of Corrections

The Missouri Supreme Court has canceled an execution for one death row inmate and scheduled a different man to be put to death next month.