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November 18, 2013 6:43 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will not stop execution of white supremacist serial killer

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday denied a clemency request for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime a “cowardly and calculated shooting.” Franklin, 63, is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977.

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