Ernest Lee Johnson

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Attorneys for two Missouri death row inmates are suggesting reviving the gas chamber as an alternative method of execution.

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The state of Missouri has called off the execution of an inmate whose lethal injection was delayed by a last-minute ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The execution of a Missouri man remains in limbo following the U.S. Supreme Court's last-minute decision to delay the lethal injection.

Attorneys for a Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death next week for a triple killing more than two decades ago are pressing a federal judge to block the execution, citing the man's brain tumor.

Attorneys for Ernest Johnson say in a lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, that his "unique medical condition" could be exacerbated by lethal injection, possibly causing uncontrollable seizures and convulsions.

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The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled a November execution for an inmate convicted of killing three workers at a Columbia convenience store more than two decades ago.