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Supreme Court sets New Execution Date for Allen Nicklasson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new date has been set for an execution that was postponed last month
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new date has been set for an execution that was postponed last month.

The Supreme Court has scheduled a new date for the execution of Allen Nicklasson on December 11. He had been scheduled to be executed October 23 but that execution was stopped by Governor Jay Nixon amid issues regarding the state’s intent to use the anesthetic propofol for the lethal injection.

The state has since announced it will use pentobarbital, a sedative typically used to euthanize animals.

Nicklasson was convicted of killing businessman Richard Drummond from Excelsior Springs in 1994 when he stopped to help Nicklasson and two other men, whose vehicle was stalled on the side of the road. One of those other men, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed in 2009.

The State of Missouri typically conducts executions at 12:01 a.m. at the prison at Bonne Terre.
His previous execution date was set at the same time as that for Joseph Franklin, which is still scheduled for November 20.
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