Stories about and interviews with Executed Missourians
FOR News: December 2001
An appeal to conscience and purse strings
Who We Are
Help Halt Jim Johnsonís January 9 Execution
What you can do
Jeff Stack reflects on the imminent execution of Jim Johnson
December FOR News
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Maupin faces life term
Jury opts against death sentence for murderer
After 90 minutes behind closed doors, a Boone County jury decided last night that Doug Maupin should spend the rest of his life in prison rather than face execution.
Callaway jurors decide on death
Brewer family says verdicts lift a burden
FULTON - After deliberating five hours until nearly midnight, a Callaway County jury decided Friday that Lewis Gilbert should get the death penalty for murdering Bill and Flossie Brewer at their home in 1994.
Jury urges death for Nelson in killing of Pamela Butler
Keith D. Nelson will be sentenced to die by lethal injection for the 1999 kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Pamela Butler, a Kansas City federal jury ruled.
November 11th (Veteran's Day, Armistice Day) saw a Demonstration against the bombing of Afghanistan outside Whiteman AFB, near Knob Noster, MO.
Whiteman is the home of the B-2 bomber which has been bombing Afghanistan.
This action coincided with both Veterans Day and the two month anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.
The State Kills Again
Stephen K. Johns, convicted in the 1982 murder of Don D. Voepel, a teen-age gas station clerk, was executed early Wednesday after more than 18 years on death row
Reflections on Stephen Johns' Execution
Murder Victims' Families Plan Gathering.
Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Newman Center are hosting a statewide gathering of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, welcoming anybody who is coping with the loss of a loved one by murder regardless of how long ago the loss. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway
Jake's Mother forgives her son's Killer
Death Sentence Overturned in Local Case
In a deal with prosecutors, Bernard Rhodes, convicted in the 1997 murder of Dorothy Martin, received a life sentence
If you'd like to send him a letter of support his address is:
Steve Jacobs, 88110-020, Federal Prison Camp, P.O. Box 1000; Leavenworth Kansas; 66048
WE CONDEMN the violence wrought upon Oklahoma City and our
nation with the bombing at the federal building, reprehensible violence
which took the lives of 168 people. However, we don't show our respect
for life by taking the life of yet one other person.
McVeigh's execution highlights growing ambivalence over the death
penalty in our nation--
The Death Penalty Debate Intensifies by Stuart Taylor Jr.
Now The Blood's On Our Hands by Harley Sorensen
Execution Day in America by Barry Grey
Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty Release Report "Miscarriages of Justice" Showing Innocents Executed
We Condemn the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
Peace with Justice Not War
Feeling like you haven't been told the whole story by Tom Brokaw? Looking for a way to express your sorrow over the killing of Americans in the WTC? Not sure the US should be in Afghanistan?
Join FOR and other groups in Peace Vigils and other activities.