Government & Politics

February 25, 2014 12:54 PM

Missouri executes Michael A. Taylor for 1989 murder of teenager

A Kansas City man who kidnapped, raped and killed a Raytown South High School freshman in 1989 was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday. Michael Anthony Taylor, 47, was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday’s execution was the fourth carried out in Missouri since late November, when it adopted the use of the sedative pentobarbital to execute prisoners.

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