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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1975
Year of First Execution
(since reenactment)
1989
History

1866-1936: hanging

1937-1987: lethal gas

1988-present: lethal injection or lethal gas

Current Method
Inmate choice of lethal injection or lethal gas.
   






Missouri has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.  The Governor is required by statute to get a non-binding recommendation from the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole before granting or denying clemency in a death penalty case.


In August of 2003 Joseph Amrine was cleared of all charges and released after seventeen years on death row for the murder of a fellow inmate.
 




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