A central Missouri man is facing a federal charge for allegedly threatening to shoot President Barack Obama. Cameron Stout, 24, of Stover, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City with making threats against the president.
Missouri’s oldest death row inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court or the governor to spare him from being executed as scheduled Tuesday for the 1996 shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy. Attorneys for 74-year-old Cecil Clayton argue in last-minute appeals that he has dementia and lingering effects from a 1972 sawmill accident that forced surgeons to remove part of his brain.
The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office left a note before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound late Sunday, about a month after his boss killed himself, police said Monday.