Missouri executes ninth inmate in 2014
November 19 , 2014
A 56-year-old man who shot and killed a gas station attendant 20 years ago has been executed this early Wednesday in Missouri, the American state’s ninth execution of 2014, media reports say.
Leon Taylor was declared dead at the Bonne Terre state prison a few minutes after he received a lethal injection.
Taylor had shot dead Robert Newton in front of the latter’s stepdaughter, then eight years old, in a gas station robbery in 1994. Taylor attempted to shoot the girl as well, but the gun reportedly jammed.