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August 14, 2013

Execution dates are set in Missouri for two convicted murderers

The Missouri Supreme Court set an Oct. 23 execution date for Allen L. Nicklasson, whose co-defendant, Dennis Skillicorn, was executed in 2009. They were sentenced to death in the 1994 killing of Richard Drummond, who had stopped to help them when their car broke down along Interstate 70. The court set a Nov. 20 execution date for Joseph Paul Franklin, who received a death sentence in 1997 for killing a man outside a St. Louis area synagogue in 1977.

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