Gov. Nixon Commutes Death Sentence for Kimber Edwards

Great news--all of our efforts, calls, petitions have paid off.  An amazing group of attorneys, advocates, caring individuals, and voices came out to call attention to Kimber's case.  We thank you all and are so grateful to know that Kimber Edwards can breathe deeply and enjoy hope for the future.  We thank the Governor for his wisdom and thank you all for your determination.


"Arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory" is what lawyers are calling the application of the death penalty in the U.S.

In three recent death penalty cases, the actual killers have gotten time in prison while the alleged masterminds behind the murders have gotten the death penalty. The cases of Kelly Gissendaner, Richard Glossip, and Kimber Edwards highlight the need to re-evaluate a system that is supposed to punish the worst of the worst, but is often "disturbingly disproportionate." In Missouri, Kimber Edwards is scheduled to die on October 6 and will be the first man to be put to death for a contract killing in Missouri, despite recent evidence that proves his innocence. 

Innocent Man Scheduled to Die Today

Despite the only witness against Richard Glossip, Justin Sneed, having bragged to inmates about having framed an innocent man, Glossip is scheduled to die today in Oklahoma at 3PM unless the Supreme Court steps in. This controversial ruling has brought into question the credibility of the witness, as well as the falibility of the justice system. Also of concern are the lethal drugs used to carry out the death penalty. Glossip had tried to stop his execution earlier this year by having the Supreme Court decide whether or not the lethal cocktail was constitutional or not.

Missouri Getting Sued Over Secret Death-Penalty Medicine

Chris McDaniel sued the Missouri Department of Corrections in 2014 for failing to disclose the drugs and suppliers used in the lethal injection administered for the death penalty in Missouri. Even though the Cole County Circuit Court of Missouri ruled in his favor, the DOC has yet to release the suppliers for this deadly cocktail that sometimes ends up in botched executions. McDaniel, in an attempt to test the verdict, has continued asking for this public information and has, as of yet, only received documents with the requested information redacted.